Daily Bread
Seniors Need Help Feeding Themselves in rural Northern California

About this project

Northern California has seen a spike in seniors relying on subsidized meals. Plumas County will provide nearly 50,000 meals this year, a 16 percent rise over 2014.

Stories

In rural north state, more seniors depend on government for daily meals

According to a recent study, over half the single seniors in Plumas County and neighboring Nevada and Sierra counties do not have the income to sustain a “minimally decent standard of living.”

Authors

Jocelyn Wiener

Jocelyn Wiener is an Oakland-based writer for the Center for Health Reporting.

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