Even before coronavirus, many adults over age 50 lacked a stable food supply, study shows

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Even before coronavirus, many adults over age 50 lacked a stable food supply, study shows - Fox

Widely seen photographs of hundreds of cars in Texas or people in New York City lined up at food banks are a vivid reminded of the economic devastation COVID-19 has wrought.

But even prior to the pandemic, one in seven American adults between the ages of 50 and 80 already had trouble keeping food on the table because of cost or other issues, a new poll reveals.

The percentage who said they'd experienced food insecurity in the past year was higher among those in their pre-Medicare years and also those who are African-American or Latino. Older adults with lower household incomes and lower levels of education were also more likely to say they had had trouble getting food, according to the poll.
 
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