distributed to charitable organizations serving aging adults
charitable organizations served
aging adults helped in the U.S.
As the aging population increases, it’s critical that charitable programs and services continue to expand to help the elderly retain their quality of life and enable them to live with dignity and independence. (U.S. Census Bureau Statistics)
With many aging adults falling below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, many are forced to make tough choices between medicine and food, medical appointments or paying their electric bill. Charitable organizations are stepping in to bring relief to those in need so older adults don't have to give up their medicine or cancel a medical appointment in order to eat and keep their lights on. (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2018).
This can lead to premature death, increased risk of dementia and higher rates of anxiety, depression and suicide. Through partnerships, we’re inspiring more people to give to organizations that help older adults engage and connect in their community.* (report published by National Academics of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine)
That number has more than doubled since 2001 and means older adults struggle to access enough food for a healthy lifestyle on a regular basis. Give65, our signature program, helps fuels the missions of organizations providing access to food in both a delivery and congregate capacity. (Report from Feeding America, 2020)