America’s Seniors Face Growing Hunger Crisis Amid Pandemic | NBC Nightly News


Citymeals on Wheels reports that the number of hungry seniors in New York City has doubled to one in five. NBC News’ Cynthia McFadden hears from members of the organization about their work getting meals to those in need.
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116 thoughts on “America’s Seniors Face Growing Hunger Crisis Amid Pandemic | NBC Nightly News

  1. Make Racists Afraid Again Reply

    Very sad.

  2. Trout Fisher Reply

    This gentleman is a total hero!!!

    • Diamond Diva Reply

      Very much a hero 👏

  3. Mark Trinidad Reply

    Its sad that ordinary Americans need to have these soup kitchens just to survive.

    • Sebastian Rocha Reply

      I don’t think it’s sad, it’s amazing. Think about other countries where this isn’t possible. USA 🇺🇸 is one of the few where this could be possible. Idk that’s my point of view.

    • crushnev nikita Reply

      @Sebastian Rocha big defence budget but cannot save their own people from covid and now hunger… so sad… tell that to biden and pelocy….

    • Geoff Priestley Reply

      @Sebastian Rocha alot of other countries the elderly live near or with their children , but these are usually smaller countries with less mobile populations

    • The Borg Reply

      ​@Sebastian Rocha Sorry, but no, it’s not amazing, it’s a disgrace! The richest country in the world and millions of people living from hand to mouth, having to rely on donors and public food kitchens! Something is terribly broken in the US!

  4. Donna Reid Reply


    • Alli de Reply

      Still cost money and physical ability to maintain…- Love, A disabled 26 year old woman who previously taught sustainable and urban agriculture education

    • Razian Amira Reply

      Don’t forget plant-based foods

    • Donna Reid Reply

      @Alli de Make it a community volunteer thing. Some people love gardening when they get the opportunity. Start a crowd funding website to help fund it.

  5. Mike Regi Reply

    Do Americans use their taxes for wars and bailouts, instead of helping each other ?

    • TheWartoend Reply

      ye, you new here?

    • Ronan Brodrick Reply

      @TheWartoend Hahaha +1

      You would probably like my playlist..

  6. David Ellis Reply

    Trump should be put on a bread & water diet in prison.

  7. Mike Regi Reply

    America is

    23 in education.
    25 in democracy index.
    34 in raising family index.
    37 in healthcare.
    No high-speed train.
    Highest number of homeless people.
    Highest number of incarcerated people.
    78% of people live paycheck to paycheck.

    Stock market is not economy of Americans! Where 90% of money belongs to top 10% of the population, it’s wallet for the rich.

    Let’s talk like adults, instead of name calling.

    I have left the proof on my playlist, if you would like to check!

    Let’s make our country better together. . . . . …

    • Darron Sanderson Reply

      I’m a combat Veteran and love the USA. If you don’t like it, try another one.

  8. Terrible Americans Reply

    God bless the american

  9. Guy Richardson Reply


  10. SG Future Reply

    “Its totally a Crime to see People in hunger in a First World Country!”

    • vova kiri Reply


    • John Orosz Reply

      Same with 4 dads, a dozen kids and no will to work while on section 8 with rent paid for life!

    • The Opinionated Queen With A Side Of Shade 2 Reply

      Please don’t leave out the homeless elderly.😢 A total disgrace. Let’s hope that Biden works on passing a Bill to give the SSI, SS Retirement ect that $200 monthly for the remainder of the year. That could really help Seniors greatly. ⚖️

    • Darron Sanderson Reply

      The USA is now Third World.

  11. America Talk LIVE! Reply

    Massive blessings to that brother.

    • Diamond Diva Reply

      Amen 🙏

  12. Alvaro Vasquez Reply

    – “Nobody knows impeachment better than me. Like you’ve never seen before.”  – Donald J.Trump

  13. America Talk LIVE! Reply

    Beautiful story in a time of so much ugly. Excellent reporting.

  14. Blaise88 Reply

    Thank goodness our political class will move heaven and earth for a pointless impeachment, but not to flood these people with support. And I mean that in the commie way, not the MAGA freak way.

  15. Delta edetti N Reply

    Love you 💋💋😘😘❤️💯

  16. Palawan Chips Reply

    Meanwhile we have tens of thousands of National Guards watching buildings instead of helping save lives because of those maga clowns. They could be mobilized to help with feeding people and distributing vaccines.

    • Dino Nanic Reply

      And they just sleep and eat 😁 …I did not see that they exercise like any soldiers 🙄

    • Ron Finuf Reply

      @Dino Nanic They do on guard duty

  17. Jason Ivy Reply

    Seniors,,,, I’m living on my kids left overs if there are any left

    • Razian Amira Reply

      Famine is coming

    • HRH TreeofLife Reply

      China has been having unprecedented rain, storms, flooding and has destroyed countless livestock and farms. The produce has been wiped out. China has an “eat everything off your plate” propaganda going right now because of it. That also means less of its extras get exported to America, Europe and the rest of the world. It contributes to hunger everywhere.

  18. The future is in our hands Reply

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  19. Bruce Fale Reply

    The US is a disgrace when it comes to basic human needs.

    • Trever Whoever Reply

      you could try Mexico?

    • Bruce Fale Reply

      @Trever Whoever Mexico isn’t the one that has been strutting around saying how great they are and how rich they are.

    • Trever Whoever Reply

      @Bruce Fale because they’re not.

    • Darron Sanderson Reply

      Then move to North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, China, Russia, or Venuzula.

    • Bruce Fale Reply

      @Darron Sanderson Why? I live in NZ.😁

  20. J Allgood Reply

    Nancy Pelosi intentially held up the stimulus for political reasons so if anyone dies of hunger, freezes to death due to homelessness, etc she should be charged with murder and she needs to be impeached immediately. Enough is enough

    • Kevin Willis Reply

      You are wrong, Mitch McConnell held up the stimulus. Check your facts.

    • Geoff Priestley Reply

      Wasn’t there a second part to the stimulus package that basically said big companies could not be held liable for any deaths or injures caused to employees

    • Kevin Willis Reply

      @Geoff Priestley it wasn’t included, the Democrats opposed it because they don’t want companies getting off Scott free if they knowingly expose employees to the virus by not adhering to C D.C. regulations or failing to provide proper p.p.e. etc…

    • Geoff Priestley Reply

      @Kevin Willis thanks didn’t know that

    • the cook Reply

      Stop spreading lies Allgood

  21. Pearl Wood Reply


  22. deep6this deep6this Reply

    I’m a senior and live on social security. Today i got hungry and ate a bowl of cereal to satisfy my hunger. I figure it cost me about fifty cents. I save about enough for five..six…maybe even seven bowls of that cereal each time i don’t buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

    • space river news Reply

      Praying for you 🙏

    • C Smith Reply

      yeah know how you feel me too

    • C Smith Reply

      but don’t drink coffee

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  25. Franklin Mitchell Reply

    I’m Single 😍😥

  26. Faye White Reply

    Lovely 😍💋 💝💖❤️

  27. Augustus Sullivan Reply

    OMG 😍💋 💝💖❤️

  28. guy arrol Reply

    Trump has the blood of 400,000 dead Americans on his hands and one police officer

  29. Bella asmr Reply

    Thanks Trump so much for make America hunger against 👈😭

  30. Dahra Brofford Reply

    Breaks my heart.!!! Started volunteering at meals on wheels. Wish I had enough to donate too

  31. Terri Bey Reply

    💔 🙏 🙏 🙏

  32. Freedom of speech Reply

    That what Donald Trump is heading to after impeachment and he’s family will follow, It reality it doesn’t matter which countries that you are living in or coming from, when you have this kind of leaders and governments people’s have to be prepares for all of this situations

  33. Blue Tab Reply

    They should ask the president for food… many of them voted for him.

  34. Nina Razzo Reply

    & y’all president was busy insighting a riot and attempting to overthrow the government whilst his ppl are starving?!
    Please stop saying America is the greatest country on earth. America is a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY! #PERIOD

    Andrew is Jamaican! Big ups! ❤👑
    This is the very same man who cops would shoot if they see him on the corner. The same man a Karen would call the cops on to get him killed! Smh!

  35. ThatLadyDray Reply

    There’s way too much food waste for this many people to either not get enough food or are going hungry. Before anyone starts that “get sued if donated” inaccuracy, it’s been law since the Clinton administration that it can be donated without fear of lawsuit. They just don’t want to.

  36. Leroy Trujillo Reply

    Good report Cynthia. We need to take care of our mothers and fathers don’t let them down.

  37. A E Reply

    Should have saved up money instead of partying your life away and wasting your money on stupid s*** people need to learn but they won’t

  38. Arnold Broussard Reply

    Donald Trump should of warned Americans when he 1st found out about this deadly disease now Americans are suffering because of His stupidity

  39. a lema Reply

    God bless ❤️💯🥰

  40. isartora platz Reply

    Food Shortages everywhere

  41. Patricia H Reply

    God bless you Andrew

  42. Passi Flower Reply

    That’s very true but not just elderly

  43. Passi Flower Reply

    Thanks 🙏 Andrew

  44. Boris Wang Reply

    amid pandemic majority of seniors still support GOP and Trump…Republican congress only take care of the rich, only interested in cutting services and funding of all social programs, they also call covid HOAX.

  45. kxmode Reply

    0:53 oh my heart. that’s so cute. 😥

  46. JT Reply

    Wealthiest nation ever and we still let them exploit us and rob our future.

  47. Vera Cruz Reply

    My mom is hungry but Joe Biden should fix this 😂

  48. Vera Cruz Reply

    All you Trump Haters need to realize that your government doesn’t care about you

  49. ijvo1951 Reply

    Eliminate the cap on Social Security Taxes and give these people a raise. Didn’t they only get a 1.3% raise this year?

  50. moon lee Reply

    yeah, RICHEST Country on earth, with so many poverty stricken.

    • Tamara Savage-White Reply

      I agree. I do not know, on a daily basis, how anybody can say that America is the richest country. There are too many poor people, and too many people that go hungry, as well as are homeless. And each time they say that America is the richest country on Earth? It literally makes me want to puke, for the lies that they tell.

  51. moon lee Reply

    If SOCIAL SECURITY was EXPANDED there would not be SO many elders in poverty also.

    • Tamara Savage-White Reply

      Actually, that is not true. Many of our elderly people, are not capable of standing, and manipulating their hands to make a meal. Having enough money, doesn’t mean anything, if they can’t physically make themselves something to eat.

  52. Miko Mo Reply

    So touching. Thank you, Andrew 🙏🏾.

  53. Fred Smith Reply

    TAX THE RICH TILL THEY BLEED. That’s a REAL tax cut.

  54. Fred Smith Reply

    Tax the RICH til they “BLEED”. That is a real tax “cut”. Use the revenue to feed the poor, rebuild our infrastructure, and modernize our technology grids. Cut the rich at 90%.

    • thecocksaysmoo Reply

      Biden gotcha

  55. Moist Peanut Reply

    Welcome to Trumps America

  56. Stephanie Cannon Reply

    Beautiful ANGEL’S faithfully making a difference ❤

  57. Theia Reply

    They are seniors. When food is scarce, it should be rationed for the young and able bodied.

    • the cook Reply

      Nothing like hearing from a psychopath.

    • Theia Reply

      @the cook I’ll take psychopath as a compliment.

  58. michaelhouston pence Reply

    banana country

  59. Razian Amira Reply

    America is a rich country, and yet average people are struggling to get food. One of the failures of capitalism, where 99.9% of wealth is concentrated within 0.1% of the population. Don’t be fooled by GDP per capita measure, while the reality shows very opposite. Statistics can lie after all. We need a government and a system that doesn’t look into quantities and numbers, but putting quality of life of all its citizens above those meaningless quantities. America needs more than a new President, it needs a new system.

    _”The wealthy moved uptown and hoard more wealth at a faster rate than ever before. But in the low lying slums, people were so poor that they ate once a day, if they eat at all.”_

  60. Geoff Priestley Reply

    Where are all their children an grandchildren?

    • the cook Reply

      Sigh, not everyone has a family. Others might have families that couldn’t care less…

  61. HeartDoc Andrew Reply

    “America’s Seniors Face Growing Hunger Crisis Amid (Covid) Pandemic” thereby motivating us, the people of America, to redouble our efforts to rapidly find out at any given moment, including even while On-Line, who among us are unwittingly contagious (i.e. pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic) in order to #ConvinceItForward for them to call their doctor and to self-quarantine per CDC guidelines in hopes of stopping this pandemic instead of having more #MourningInAmerica (per #LincolnProject) even for the worse-case scenario of the #UKvariant strain(s) mutations and others like the South African & #Cluster5Mink mutations rendering current vaccines no longer effective.

  62. crashq Reply

    When the President wanted to make America great again – what did he mean. Again indicates that it was a point in time than needed to be recaptured. When was that, what year epitomized America at the type of greatness he and his supporters wanted to recapture. I’m curious as to what was lost that made it not great anymore. Which President presided over that time.

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  64. John Reply

    Thank you for your work and serving! God Bless these people!

  65. Pamela Cossey Reply

    God bless those who feed the hungry🙏😇

  66. Juan Fe Peña Rivera Reply

    this life is temporary and the very good news is that we have salvation by believing in Jesuchrist
    Romans 10: 9 and 10 believe by faith in your heart and call on his name .. only he saves
    st jhon 3 :15 to 18 🌸🌺🌷🌼🌿🍂🍁🙏

  67. Tamara Savage-White Reply

    And, high praise to all of the workers, that make, prepare, and deliver these meals. I have an 86-year-old friend, who relies on these meals every single day, Monday through Friday. And there are others here in our apartment building, that choose to take the meals 7 days a week. They’re able to freeze two of the meals for the weekend. So, meals on wheels? Are absolutely fantastic, and the people, are absolutely wonderful!

  68. Notafratdude Reply

    Happy new year y’all Please repent because Jesus is coming soon

    Like so more people can see this.

  69. Casper Turner Reply

    with corrupt communist Trudeau Canada has totalitarian system…Made in China with human enslavement, poverty and concentration camps. destroyed small and middle class but his rich are richer more than 280 billions only when locdown started

  70. Walter Zepeda Reply

    Why do people riot,
    And do peoples think vain things? 2 The kings of the earth will rise,
    And princes will consult together
    Against Jehovah and against his anointed one (JESUS), saying:

    3 Let us break their bonds,
    And let us cast its strings from us.

    4 He that sitteth in heaven laughs;
    The Lord will mock them.

    5 Then he will speak to them in his anger,
    And he will trouble them with his anger. Psalm 2: 1-5,

  71. javier book shadows contributor du Reply

    108th comment

  72. Darron Sanderson Reply

    I fear getting old.

  73. Prisoner Six Reply

    Well I am sure Biden will run the food subsidies programs…same way he just announced giving out stimulus checks to small business….let’s do it by race ! Black first… Latino second…. Asian third…. others ….then white women…..and last white men. Whoopieee let’s get rid of racist behavior in our country by laying out racist policy…..white people back of the line …!

    What a great idea Joe……

    Disgusting racist horror show… Biden is going to destroy everything.

  74. stop the money printing crooks Reply

    Blame the fedsters money printing for killing them with no interest!.

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