published Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Big Five: Tennessee is one of worst states for senior hunger

The states with the highest percentage of seniors facing the threat of hunger include:

• 1. Arkansas, 24.23 percent

• 2. Mississippi, 20.49 percent

• 3. Alabama, 20.34 percent

• 4. Nevada, 18.8 percent

• 5. Tennessee, 18.79 percent

Source: National Foundation to End Senior Hunger. State rankings were compiled from data in the State of Senior Hunger 2011, an annual report by Dr. James P. Ziliak and Dr. Craig Gunderson.

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