State College News:

At least one in nine seniors are at-risk of going hungry due to the inability to obtain sufficient food for their household or having to choose between food and medical care.

During September, Comfort Keepers in State College is asking the community to make food donations to the STOP Senior Hunger food drive to help local seniors and raise awareness for this growing epidemic that impacts millions of older Americans trying to remain healthy and independent.

“Hunger Action Month is in September, but seniors go hungry all year,” said David Hellyer, owner of the State College franchise. “We can’t fight every factor affecting hunger, but we can start here in our community by creating awareness about the issue and helping family members become more aware of the signs of hunger and malnutrition.”