Senior Hunger

03.13.17 | by Dabney Dwyer

    Senior Hunger is a growing problem in Dallas and Texas. In the next 15 years, 20 percent of the Texas population will be over the age of 60. 

    While Texas ranks fourth in the nation for food insecurity among seniors, Dallas County alone estimates more than 20,000 seniors may not know where their next meal is coming from. There are several barriers that make it difficult for seniors to acquire healthy, nutritious food. Transportation, health and disability issues, and living on a fixed income are several of the serious barriers for seniors to access healthy food. 

    If you are interested in the wellbeing of seniors in our community, consider attending an interactive presentation called “Eating Well is a SNAP," scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas. 

    The purpose of the event is to train leaders on how to best give important food-security information to seniors.  Some of the topics addressed include:

    • Foods that are important to eat
    • How to shop efficiently
    • How to eat a balanced diet
    • How to access SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to supplement their diet. 

    Even if you are not interested in providing presentations or becoming a trainer….. anyone is welcome to learn about the program and it’s benefits to seniors. I will be there, so please join me. 

    To register FREE, go to

    Or contact or call 214 951-7780.

    Hope to see you there!

    Dabney Dwyer
    Community Outreach Liaison
    Episcopal Diocese of Dallas