Recognized in the book “Everyday Heroes: 50 Americans Changing the World One Nonprofit at a Time,” and recently honored by ADvancing States with the 2019 Arthur Fleming Award, Enid Borden is an astonishing woman, an inspiring leader, and the preeminent authority on senior hunger in America.
For over three decades, Borden has relentlessly led the effort to raise public awareness about and then find solutions to the growing problem of senior hunger in America and abroad. She coined the term the “hidden hungry,” bringing the issue of senior hunger into the national dialogue. Under Borden’s leadership NFESH commissioned the first comprehensive, national study on food insecurity among seniors and continues to release groundbreaking research on the causes, consequences and future of senior hunger in America. Highlighting the problem of senior hunger has set the stage for Borden to achieve her life’s mission – formulating creative and innovative solutions and then forging partnerships to ensure those solutions become reality. Borden has been invited to give lectures and consult in both Canada and Europe on the issue and solutions to ending senior hunger.
Prior to founding NFESH, Borden held a variety of executive positions in the nonprofit, government and private sectors. As President and CEO of the Meals On Wheels Association of America, Borden elevated talk of local “food insecurity” into a national movement to recognize and end senior hunger.
Borden earned her Bachelor’s degree from Alfred University in Upstate New York, her Master’s degree from Adelphi University in New York City and pursued graduate study through the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University.