Senior Hunger Summit

senior hunger summit

About the Program
The 2018 Georgia Senior Hunger Summit is the next step to stamping out senior hunger in Georgia. Sponsored by the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services, the 2018 Summit will feature opportunities to learn about and share strategies to address senior hunger in Georgia. The summit will hone in on the five focus areas of the new Senior Hunger Plan (Pub. Dec. 2017). The focus areas are as follows:

  • Today’s Seniors
  • Health Impact of Senior Hunger
  • Food Access
  • Food Waste and Reclamation
  • Meeting the Community Needs

The Senior Hunger Summit will be held on Oct. 16 and Oct. 17, bringing together a diverse group of experts, policymakers and community stakeholders to heighten awareness of senior hunger in Georgia, unearth issues accompanying the problem, highlight best practices, and seed opportunities to combat senior hunger.

State Plan on Senior Hunger
To request the full document with appendices included, contact Kandia.Al-Haddad@dhs.ga.gov


For the Third Annual Senior Hunger Summit, we are making a special call for all attendees to consider bringing a food item noted as most needed by the Feeding the Valley Food Bank located in Columbus, GA., the site of this year's Summit. As attendees of the Summit we welcome you to answer this opening call to action and help not only the Feeding the Valley Food Bank but honor the support of First Lady Sandra Deal, who has since the very first Senior Hunger Summit in 2016 been an integral part of championing Georgia’s fight against senior hunger. All donations collected will be presented to the Feeding the Valley Food Bank at the Senior Hunger Summit. Thank you in advance for packing an item or two to bring with you.

Most Needed Items

  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly or Jam
  • Tuna Fish
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Meats
  • Dry/Powdered Milk
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Pasta
  • Canned Soup
  • Rice
  • Crackers
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Dry or Canned Beans
  • Macaroni & Cheese

*No glass items, please!