Food Insecurity in Seniors

July 12, 2018

Hunger and Bethesda, Maryland Seniors

Maryland Food Bank National numbers for seniors experiencing hunger nationally are above pre-Great Recession numbers: 7.7 percent in 2016 vs. 6.3 percent in 2007. Women make up nearly six in ten food-insecure seniors. 

According to the latest data, nearly 15% of Maryland’s population is over 65, and 5.5 percent of them are food insecure. This means that nearly 45,000 senior citizens in Maryland face hunger on a regular basis.

BrightStar Care of Bethesda is committed to supporting seniors living at home.  

CLICK HERE to learn more about how we help.  We provide meal preparation and grocery shopping services for seniors and ensure proper nutrition and care for those needing support.   

We know there are many Bethesda seniors who need help but can't afford services.  We want to put them in touch with free food and service to ensure their nutritional needs are met.

If you know an elderly neighbor or friend who could benefit from support, please share this list of Food Pantries near Bethesda: 

City Gate
Washington, DC - 20016
(202) 237-1799
Food Pantry Location: 3.57 miles from Bethesda
Midcounty United Ministries
Wheaton, MD - 20902
(301) 929-8675
Food Pantry Location: 4.42 miles from Bethesda
Emory Beacon of Light, Inc. Food Pantry
Washington, DC - 20011
Food Pantry Location: 4.69 miles from Bethesda
Peoples Congregational United Church - Peoples Food Pantry
Washington, DC - 20011
(202) 829-5511
Food Pantry Location: 5.26 miles from Bethesda
Thrive DC
Washington, DC - 20010
Food Pantry Location: 5.66 miles from Bethesda
St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church
Washington, DC - 20010
Food Pantry Location: 5.66 miles from Bethesda
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ - Food Pantry
Washington, DC - 20011
(202) 723-5330
Food Pantry Location: 5.97 miles from Bethesda
Salvation Army - Social Service Office
Washington, DC - 20009
(202) 332-5000
Food Pantry Location: 6.11 miles from Bethesda
Takoma Park Food Pantry
Takoma Park, MD - 20912
Food Pantry Location: 6.39 miles from Bethesda
MARYLAND FOOD BANK – In need of Food Assistance:  CLICK HERE