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Seniors at risk when it comes to having enough food

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A recent survey by Meals on Wheels Association of America placed Florida as the state with the ninth highest percent of seniors who are going hungry. In Alachua County the fight is still raging to combat food insecurity among this vulnerabe population.

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About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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