Sarah Keeney is a Program Associate at MAZON. Since October 2013, Sarah has been managing the Solutions to Senior Hunger (SSH) initiative, which seeks to alleviate poor nutrition, hunger and food insecurity among low-income seniors by increasing SNAP application assistance and enrollment in targeted states across the country. She also assists with the Help our Heroes (HOH) initiative to address the growing problem of food insecurity among military families. Her passion for anti-hunger advocacy and programs began as a graduate intern at Hunger Solutions New York, where she redesigned the outreach tools aimed at assisting military families, and assisted on a statewide collaboration with AARP to connect eligible seniors with SNAP coordinators in their area. Sarah has an M.A. in Macro Social Welfare from SUNY, Albany and a B.A. in Counseling from Marshall University.
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Our SSH partners conducted over 600 outreach events to raise awareness about SNAP and helped nearly 1,500 clients apply for food benefits that will help alleviate poor nutrition, hunger and food insecurity among older adults.
I didn’t learn about MAZON in my synagogue, or summer camp, or Hillel. As a gentile, my first exposure to MAZON came from my involvement in the Anti-Hunger field.
“Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.” – Maggie Kuhn, Founder of ‘Grey Panthers’ Senior Advocates
In this final week of Older Americans Month, we will be honoring the diverse experiences of Older Americans by exploring the various circumstances that contribute to senior hunger and engaging with those who work with us to combat it.
In order to prepare for a stronger future, we must find the common ground and look forward, together.