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RESPONSE TO REAL HUNGER GAMESWe are living in an age where advances in healthcare has enabled people to live longer, not necessarily happier lives, this article gives a statistical report of the large number of elderly going without or very little food in the United States. It also highlights the fact that many of elderly are living alone with little financial resources which is often used to pay for medical aid, and having to rely on meal providers like ‘Meals on Wheels’ for food. The number of people on the waiting list of these programs is increasing, the need has outpaced the resources, and the society has failed to take good care of the elderly. The funds from Government are not enough to fund the meal programs; private philanthropic institutions contribute to bridge the gap. Even New York has reported an increase in poverty among the elderly though they receive more contributions than any other place in the country. Families which had earlier supported the elderly no longer are able to, because of recession.