2007-12-14 / Community

Seniors Lack Food,CSCS Says

nutritious food. The study also found

Yorkers struggle to have sufficient, of thousands of elderly New

The study also revealed that hundreds

population grows rapidly is another

[The] inability to cook as the 85+

sufficient food, most often due to poverty. reported 'food insecurity' - the lack of

one-third of the seniors interviewed

Yorkers. This study documents that

reality among thousands of older New Director of Public Policy, "Hunger is a According to Bobbie Sackman, CSCS

lack of food, primarily due to poverty.

found that one-third of seniors reported

Among New York City's Elderly," which

"Hunger Hurts: A Study of Hunger Services (CSCS) released the results of The Council of Senior Centers and


and needs of their schools.

are invited to address their concerns

PAs PTAs, staff and parents

Principals, Teachers, Parent Coordinators,

110 Street. Principals, Assistant

p.m. at P.S. 225, located at 190 Beach for Monday, December 17 at 7:30

council meeting. The meeting is scheduled

schools during a community education

unit, will address the needs of local

Education's Finance & Administration from the Department of Council of District 27, along with a representative

The community District Education

P.S. 225 Hosts Public Hearing

can be found on www.cscs-ny.org, under

are not adequate. The full report that existing food programs for the elderly


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