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Orlando Mayor's Summit Tackles Senior Hunger

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer put senior hunger in the forefront by hosting a summit on the issue. This was the first time the mayor has hosted a summit like this, and it's hoped the summit will come up with some solutions to what's being viewed as a growing problem.

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[Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer addresses senior hunger summit]

One of the big problems surrounding senior hunger is that assistance programs just aren’t meeting the need. Two programs in Orlando feed 976-seniors five days a week while an estimated 11-hundred more seniors sit on meal assistance waiting lists. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said the Senior Hunger Summit is the first step to improving things. “We’ll identify issues and potential solutions and then we’ll go to work,” he said.

The summit was held at Second Harvest Food Bank, and brought together a variety of agencies including the AARP, the Mayor’s Committee on Aging and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. 


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