Updated March 8 2017: Our volunteer sign-up link is now live! If you are interested in volunteering any amount of time for the Harvest for the Hungry 2017 food drive, please register at aarp.cvent.com/Harvest2017.
Between 10-12 percent of Marylanders aged 50+ struggle with hunger, and we are doing our part to help bring relief to those in need while providing volunteers the opportunity to “give where they live.” AARP Maryland helps to combat senior food insecurity through collaboration with various organizations around the state in the Spring Forward Harvest for the Hungry campaign.
Thirty years ago, Harvest for the Hungry founder Larry Adam recognized “hunger knows no holiday” and formed a statewide extensive collaboration to fill food bank shelves when the holiday donations have diminished. In one year, our volunteers helped raise more than 131,000 lbs. of food! The weekend of April 29-30, 2017, Harvest for the Hungry volunteers around Maryland will staff “stuff a bus” events at select grocery stores–right in their own communities.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of less fortunate Marylanders across the state.