Delaware Among States With Lowest Percentage of Seniors Going Hungry

Sep 07, 2013 -- 8:02am

A national study finds that Delaware is among the states that have the lowest percentage of its senior population who are struggling with hunger.

The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger has released its annual report, The State of Senior Hunger in America 2011. The study found that Delaware had the fifth-lowest percentage of senior citizens who are facing the threat of hunger. Just over 10 percent of Delawareans age 60 and older are struggling with hunger. However, Delaware is one of 47 states plus Washington, D.C. with at least 10 percent of its seniors age 60 and up who are struggling with hunger.

The study found that out of the 10 states with the highest percentage of their senior populations going hungry, seven are in the South. The state with the lowest percentage of seniors going hungry is Virginia, at 8.41 percent. The state with the highest percentage is Arkansas, at over 24 percent.

Click here to see the full report.

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