North Carolina is among the top ten states with high rates of senior food insecurity. According to the UNC School of Government, food insecurity, which refers to not having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food, affects 14 percent of residents in Orange and Wake counties and 18 percent in Durham. Seniors are often overlooked when it comes to food insecurity, but with lower incomes, lack of transportation, and physical disabilities making it hard for them to make or access healthy food, this population is in need of more services. It is often hard for seniors to accept that they need assistance, so they seldom reach out for help; a food insecurity screening during primary care could help to identify those at risk.
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