Food insecurity:

Being without reliable access to affordable, nutritious food.

What could be more important than making sure our community's seniors have enough to eat every day?

They are our parents and grandparents, our teachers and mentors, and in many cases, our country's heroes. They are the ones who watched over us and looked out for us.

They deserve to never have to worry about where their next nutritious meal is coming from. And yet, they do.

It’s a travesty that can result in serious health consequences.

Did you know that food insecure seniors:

  • consume fewer calories and lower quantities of key nutrients
  • are 50% more likely to be diabetic
  • are 60% more likely to have congestive heart failure
  • and are 3 times more likely to suffer depression.

The costs to the healthcare system and society are enormous AND preventable. It costs less to provide a senior with meals for a year than it costs to spend one day in the hospital.

In Orange County, 16,000 residents, 60 and older, face hunger daily.

In Florida 420,000 seniors are food insecure.

Today, many seniors worry about feeding themselves and the problem isn’t going away. By 2050, in less than 30 years, the senior population is expected to double.

That’s why we formed Table Sixty, a collaborative effort created to make sure that seniors in Orange County don’t have to worry about where their next nutritious meal is coming from.

By bringing together our community’s most innovative leaders and committed advocates on the issues of hunger and senior health, we are working to ensure that the number of seniors in our community who are food insecure will one day be…zero.


About Us

the people behind the cause

Table Sixty is an alliance of community leaders and visionary advocates committed to alleviating senior hunger through compassionate, collaborative and creative solutions.

Solving the problem of hunger and food insecurity among Orange County’s senior population is far more important than who gets credit. That’s why the organizations listed here have come together to share their insight, ideas and resources to start solving this problem today. Please contact us if your organization is interested in partnering with us.

WE ARE ON A MISSION:

  • To ensure that Orange County’s seniors will have ample access to nutritious food so they can live healthy and fulfilling lives without worrying about where their next meal is coming from.
  • To work together, maximizing the unique talents and resources of committed organizations and volunteers to create a more caring, compassionate and inclusive community.
  • To create a model for solving complex problems by breaking down the walls that divide us and addressing the critical needs of our communities through creativity and collaboration.

We are doing good, but we need to do better.

In 2016, there were 16,000 seniors in need. This year, there are 14,000.

With your help, we will reach our goal of getting that number to zero.

How to Help:

your participation will help solve this problem.

 

There are many ways that you can help. You can help by simply spreading the word, volunteering in your community, or by giving a donation to support the cause. The solution starts with you!

SPREAD THE WORD

Help us inform the community by sharing the message of Table Sixty with your friends, on social media and in your organization’s newsletters.

Please like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter. Email us at and we’ll help you share the story.

SHARE WITH US

VOLUNTEER
TODAY

We need your help distributing food, soliciting donations and working at community events.

Email us at Volunteer@Table60.org today and we’ll let you know all the volunteer opportunities that exist.


EMAIL US

DONATE
NOW

Donations help us fulfill our mission. Because of our relationships with food distributors, grocery stores and others, our purchasing power can enhance the value of your donation. This means we can buy more food for less money and leverage your dollars to feed more hungry seniors.

MAKE A DONATION


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Meal Program Expanded

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Contact Us

If you, or someone you know, need immediate food assistance, call 211. Or to learn more about our effort to end the problem of senior hunger in Central Florida, email or connect with us on social media:

407.429.2174

info@table60.org