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AARP DC collecting non-perishable food items to Drive to End Hunger in local support throughout the DC area. From L-R: Gwen Miller, Cheryl Barksdale, Juanita Travezano, Johnny Garcia.

Join us at the Drive to End Hunger Annual Food Drive with AARP District of Columbia. Our goal is to collect over 11,000 lbs of food for our neighbors in need. Volunteer at one of ten DC supermarkets on Friday, Oct 4 and Saturday, Oct 5, as we collect non-perishable food to help those in need in DC. Choose to volunteer on Friday or Saturday.

In communities across the nation, older adults – nearly 9 million – face the risk of hunger every day.  But the crisis keeps growing and it’s a challenge to reach everyone.  Drive to End Hunger is AARP and AARP Foundation’s multipronged approach to end hunger among older adults in America.  We’re taking steps to feed those who are hungry now while also developing long-term, sustainable solutions to the root causes of hunger among those 50 and older and their families.

 

Here is how you can help:

Food drive volunteers offer critical food needs flyers to shoppers as they enter the store entrance area and ask shoppers to buy extra items for donation while they shop; volunteers then receive the donations in bins as the shoppers exit. All donations go to Capital Area Food Bank. You can volunteer for a few hours, ½ the day or the complete day, your choice.

Drivers are needed to pick up food and deliver the items to Capital Area Food between 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm (Fri) and Noon – 1:00 pm on (Sat). Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) picks up the food at a specific time in the afternoon. The volunteer driver picks up the food remaining after the CAFB pickup.

Friday Volunteer Hours       8:00 am – 11:30 am; 11:30 – 3:00 pm; 3:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Saturday Volunteer Hours           8:00 am – 10:30 or 10:30 – 1:00 pm

This is a wonderful opportunity to engage your family, church group, civic association, sorority or fraternity in an intergenerational community project. Feel free to share this opportunity with your friends and family!

[Photo courtesy of AARP DC]