You Can Help Fight Hunger in Your Neighborhood
Seniors in the nation’s capital go to bed hungry is an unfortunate reality. About 40 percent of D.C. households with senior citizens are at risk of hunger (Hunger in America 2010, Mathematica Policy Research).
The good news is that this Friday and Saturday, you can make a difference right here in your community. The AARP DC 5th Annual Food Drive will be held on two days: Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at selected Giant and Safeway store locations.
AARP volunteers will collect newly purchased, non-perishable food and items in at least one store in every ward of the city. All proceeds will go to the Capital Area Food Bank. The Capital Area Food Bank will then distribute the donations to area food pantries.
Below is a list of requested food items.
Multi-grain Cereal: Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Grapenuts, Raisin Bran
Canned Vegetables: low sodium, no salt added
Grains: brown & white rice, oatmeal, quinoa, couscous, macaroni & cheese
Canned Fruits: in light syrup or its own juices
Canned Proteins: tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter, beans
Soups: beef stew, chili, chicken noodle, turkey & rice
Condiments: tomato based sauces, light soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, oils
Paper Products & Household Items: paper towels, napkins, cleaning supplies
100% Juice: all sizes, including juice boxes
Snacks: individually packed snacks, crackers, trail mix, dried fruit, granola/cereal bars, pretzels, sandwich crackers
Hygiene Items: diapers, deodorants for men & women, feminine products, toilet paper, tissues, soap, toothpaste, shampoo
Baking Goods: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices, boxed mixes
The 2013 AARP DC Food Drive Store Locations
Ward 1 Giant – Fri 1345 Park Rd NW
Giant – Sat 1345 Park Rd NW
Ward 1 Safeway – Fri 1747 Columbia Rd NW
Ward 2 Safeway – Fri 1855 Wisconsin Ave (Georgetown)
Ward 3 Giant – Fri 4303 Connecticut Ave NW (Van Ness)
Giant – Sat 4303 Connecticut Ave NW (Van Ness)
Ward 4 Safeway – Fri 6500 Piney Branch Rd NW
Safeway -Sat 6500 Piney Branch Rd NW
Ward 5 Giant – Fri 1050 Brentwood Road, NE
Ward 6 Giant -Sat 300 H Street
Safeway – Fri 490 L St NW
Safeway – Fri 1100 4th St SW (Waterfront)
Ward 7 Safeway -Fri 2845 Alabama Ave
Ward 8 Giant – Fri 1535 Alabama Ave SE
Giant – Sat 1535 Alabama Ave SE
To volunteer or to receive more information contact Jacqueline Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-434-7703. Keep Someone from Going to Bed Hungry.