The Face of Hunger: To afford food, seniors stretch dollars and rely on others

Lawrence "Buster" Fossen, 82, of Beardsley, Minnesota, regularly attends the senior dining program at Bobby Jo's Place in Beardsley. Congregate dining is a program run by Prairie Five Community Action Council that provides a nutritious meal for seniors for the suggested donation of $3.50. For Fossen, who lives alone and suffered a stroke a year ago, the program helps a great deal. His wife passed away five years ago, and he says he would not be able to prepare meals like this on his own.
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