drive to end hunger

Los voluntarios retribuyen a través de una amplia variedad de programas

Posted on 01/1/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Español | Volunteering Por Rebecca Carr Los esfuerzos de voluntariado de Linda Patterson con AARP venían con una recompensa oculta. “El voluntariado me ayuda tanto a mí como a ellos”, dijo Patterson, quien trabaja con el programa Cómo vivir más y mejor, de AARP. El programa ayuda a las personas mayores a desarrollar estilos de vida más saludables a través de la dieta y el ejercicio, así como asesorándolas respecto a decisiones difíciles, como dónde vivir a medida que envejecen. Patterson, de 66 …

Don’t forget the hungry during the holidays

Posted on 11/23/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Consuela Chapman, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA As the holidays approach and we sit down to give thanks; let’s not forget that hunger in North Carolina remains a serious problem. While we break bread with family and friends, we must not lose sight of the fact North Carolina is in the top 10 states when it comes to food insecurity. In a report released in 2014 by the USDA Economic Research Service ranked North Carolina the 5th most food-insure state in …

Home-Delivered Meals in the District Help Fight Hunger

Posted on 10/10/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy Home-bound residents often depend on delivery of their meals while recovering from an accident or an illness. Here’s the story of District resident Tom Quinn who was discharged from the hospital for a hip and ankle fracture. He found it hard to get around and could not maneuver the steps to his apartment. He’s making it work with “Home-Delivered Meals,” a program offered by the D.C. Office on Aging. Tom feels good about people doing something for everyone. He calls …

Many Older District Residents Benefit from SNAP

Posted on 09/30/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events Mary says that “volunteer” is her middle name. “I’m a volunteer talk-show host and an advocate for a healthcare program in the District of Columbia and I’m a senior citizen.”  She’s also retired and lives on a fixed income.  When she was in her mid 60s she connected with a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps) and it made a big difference in her life.   Mary worked with a DC agency that helped her sign up …

Congregate Meals Offer Healthy Eating and Socialization

Posted on 09/25/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events There are several ways to tackle hunger in among the elderly in Washington, DC. Here is Murelda’s story. Murelda Gass has family in Santo Domingo, Honduras and Jamaica.  She’s been in the U.S. for nearly 45 years and has been retired for eight of those years.  She teaches at a wellness center and likes sitting down to socialize and exchange ideas with the people who come every day for a hot meal.  It’s part of the “Congregate Meals Program.”  You …

AARP, AARP Foundation Donate $12,000 to Feed Big Bend Seniors

Posted on 09/2/2015 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Community | Local Resources | Press AARP and AARP Foundation Step In to Keep Older Big Bend Residents From Hunger While Long-Term Solutions Are Found AARP, AARP Foundation contribute $12,000 to keep Second Harvest of the Big Bend food program going; program helps 635 older Big Bend residents find food Sept. 2, 2015 Media Contact: Dave Bruns 850.228.2759, dbruns@aarp.org Tallahassee, Fla. – AARP Foundation, AARP’s charitable affiliate, and AARP today announced a $12,000 donation to America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend to help maintain a food program …