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Poverty, immobility, raising grandchildren leave almost 1 in 5 elderly Arkansans without enough to eat

By Ginny Monk

This article was published November 19, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Michelle Gilbert, outreach and marketing officer for CareLink, hands a meal to Rosemary Meritt, 82, Oct. 26. Meritt has been receiving Meals on Wheels for about a year.

Meals on Wheels trays usually include a carton of milk and a roll. Michelle Gilbert, outreach and marketing officer for CareLink, prepares to deliver ...

Chicken soup boils in a vat at the CareLink facility in North Little Rock. The facility serves 1,200 meals per day, although it is equipped to make 2,...

Judy Joyner, 66, stands in the dining room of her Pine Bluff home.

Charts showing information about grandparents raising grandchildren.

Arkansas seniors experiencing food insecurity

Judy Joyner thought when she reached her golden years, she would be on a beach somewhere, soaking up the sun with her husband by her side.

Meals on Wheels trays usually include a carton of milk and a roll. Michelle Gilbert, outreach and marketing officer for CareLink, prepares to deliver ...

Chicken soup boils in a vat at the CareLink facility in North Little Rock. The facility serves 1,200 meals per day, although it is equipped to make 2,...

Judy Joyner, 66, stands in the dining room of her Pine Bluff home.

Charts showing information about grandparents raising grandchildren.

Arkansas seniors experiencing food insecurity

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Popsmith says... November 19, 2017 at 2:47 p.m.

Too many times the kids would rather buy dope than to take care of their children.We need to cut the head off the snake, the people who are making money off the dope.

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