During 2016 and 2017, researchers from the University of Iowa studied how well organizations in Iowa work together to reduce senior food insecurity. This report summarizes the findings.
More than we realize, seniors throughout Iowa are faced with the difficult decision of whether to buy food or pay for other expenses like medications. A statewide media campaign shed light on this well-hidden problem May 21 through June 24, 2018.
The campaign included a 30-second radio spot featuring a senior woman sharing her experience with food insecurity – and encouragement to call 2-1-1 to find additional food resources. Posters and rack cards (pictured) were distributed for partners to display and hand out. The print materials promote three call centers that are working together to reduce senior hunger: 2-1-1, LifeLong Links, and the Iowa Food Assistance Hotline.
PDF files are available here: 8.5 x 11" Poster | 11 x 17" Poster | Rack Card
2-1-1 Iowa | Iowa Food Bank Association | LifeLong Links | Iowa Department on Aging | Iowa State University Extension & Outreach | River Bend Foodbank
Iowa Food Assistance Hotline
Check out these articles for a better understanding of this complex issue:
Seniors and Food Insecurity
Inside the Produce Box Project
The Power of Partnerships
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This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP. Iowa Food Assistance can help you buy healthy food. Visit this page or call (855) 944-3663 for more information. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Read the full non-discrimination statement and learn how to file a complaint.