It’s lunchtime, but Gale Hillyer’s refrigerator is almost empty.
There’s a bottle of water. The carefully wrapped leftovers of yesterday’s meal. A handful of condiments.
Her sole source of income, a Social Security disability check, has yet to arrive. Until then, there is no money for groceries.
Hillyer, 60, is among the “hidden hungry” — seniors struggling just to put food on their tables. Some spent their middle-class lives working solid jobs, raising families, saving their money. Now, they’re facing bare cupboards and refrigerators, wondering where their next meal will come from.
– Sun Sentinel