14. South Carolina
- Senior poverty rate: 9.3%
- State poverty rate: 16.6%
Hunger is becoming more of a problem among seniors in South Carolina. In the past two years, access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program decreased from 72.5% to 58% of adults age 60 and older who are living in poverty. Roughly 19.3% of seniors in South Carolina had to reduce food intake or skip meals due to lack of food resources. When it comes to the health of the state’s economy, it received a WalletHub ranking of 24 out of 51.
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