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Food banks are trying to connect with more high-risk seniors
Oct 11, 2018

Food banks are trying to connect with more high-risk seniors

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(U.S. Edition) Wednesday was a rough day for Wall Street, with markets dropping across the board. To shed some light on what’s happening is Michael Hewson, market analyst with CMC Markets. Also, earnings season is coming up, and big banks are expected to report their earnings on Friday. Marketplace’s Justin Ho shares more. Then, we look into the issue affecting people 50 years of age and older: hunger. With millions in that age range at risk of going hungry, food providers are holding events in communities where seniors live. Today's show is sponsored by GAIN Capital Group, (gaincapital.com), Michigan Economic Development Corporation (planetm.com) and PayPal (paypal.com). (10/11/2018)

 

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How food banks are reaching high-risk seniors

Oct 11, 2018
The AARP estimates more than 10 million people 50 and older are at risk of going hungry every day in the United States. In Florida, where many baby boomers retire, this food insecurity is compounded by a lack of public transportation. Some food banks are holding food drops to bring food and other health-related events […]
A volunteer at a food drop at the Church of God in Bithlo passes out fresh bread donated from Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Of the 93,000 meals they’ve provided so far this year, 80 percent of the food is considered nutritious.    
Danielle Prieur

(U.S. Edition) Wednesday was a rough day for Wall Street, with markets dropping across the board. To shed some light on what’s happening is Michael Hewson, market analyst with CMC Markets. Also, earnings season is coming up, and big banks are expected to report their earnings on Friday. Marketplace’s Justin Ho shares more. Then, we look into the issue affecting people 50 years of age and older: hunger. With millions in that age range at risk of going hungry, food providers are holding events in communities where seniors live. Today’s show is sponsored by GAIN Capital Group, (gaincapital.com), Michigan Economic Development Corporation (planetm.com) and PayPal (paypal.com). (10/11/2018)

 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC