AARPfood2012_027AARP District of Columbia 5th Annual Food Drive is October 4-5

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 jwjordan@aarp.org or call 202-434-7703. Keep Someone from Going to Bed Hungry.

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