The District of Columbia has repeatedly had the highest rate of senior food insecurity among U.S. states, despite having many nutrition programs that seniors can access. This report evaluates the barriers for seniors to access nutrition program which perpetuate this trend. After presenting background information on senior food insecurity and nutrition programs in D.C., this report summarizes findings from interviews with nutrition program staff and food insecure seniors. The report concludes with recommendations focused on leveraging government-funded nutrition programs to increase senior food security in D.C.
Publication tags: Field Reports - Domestic Federal Nutrition Programs, Food Access