drive to end hunger

Help the Hungry

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering | Washington DC Nearly 1 in 8 residents of the nation’s capital struggle with hunger, and the annual AARP D.C. Drive to End Hunger aims to help. AARP is hosting an orientation Sept. 18 to train volunteers, who will greet shoppers and collect nonperishable food at area grocery stores Oct. 3-4. All donations will go to the Capital Area Food Bank and local pantries. About 18 percent of D.C. residents reported not having enough money to buy food at least once in the …

Help Us Stamp Out Hunger

Posted on 05/8/2014 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Kentucky To tackle the serious issue of hunger faced by millions of older adults, AARP and AARP Foundation today announced that on Saturday, May 10, they are joining the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the U.S. Postal Service’s 22nd annual food drive to help “Stamp Out Hunger.” On the second Saturday in May each year, in America’s largest single day food drive, known officially as Stamp Out Hunger, letter carriers across the country pick up bags of non-perishable food …

AARP Members are “Stamping Out Hunger”

Posted on 05/6/2014 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | North Carolina This Saturday is the 22nd Anniversary of the “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.” On May 10, in collaboration with AARP Foundation, NC Feeding America, Inc., US Postal Service, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Rural Carriers Association, AFL-CIO, United Way, Campbell Soup, Publix and others, people from all over the state will be donating food to feed the hungry. Leave a bag of non-perishable food items at your mailbox, and your postman and letter carriers will pick it up and …

Take the Food Drive Challenge This Fall to Help Fight Hunger

Posted on 04/23/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Events | Uncategorized | Virginia | Volunteering Fighting hunger in Virginia is a challenge AARP Virginia is taking on, and everyone can help families in their own communities in September. Last fall, The AARP Virginia Statewide Community Food Drive collected over 125,000 pounds of food during the week-long challenge. This year’s goal is to collect over 150,000 pounds. In order to reach this goal we are calling on all Virginians to take part in the 2014 challenge the week of September 11. Participating is as easy as …

Lime Rock Park Joins Drive to End Hunger

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Connecticut | Local Resources | Press | Volunteering Lime Rock Park, the historic racetrack located in Lime Rock, CT has announced its selection of AARP Foundation as its 2014 official charity to support Drive to End Hunger, a multi-year initiative to fight the risk of hunger for Americans age 50+. Nearly 9 million Americans age 50+ are at risk for hunger every day – a 79 percent increase in just 10 years.  Drive to End Hunger is AARP Foundation’s multi-pronged approach to solve this problem; it works to combat hunger …

Drive to End Hunger Spring Forward Food Drive Success!

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Maryland | Volunteering “Hunger knows no holiday.”  This phrase, uttered often by the late Larry Adam, founder of the successful yearly Maryland food drive “Harvest for the Hungry,” was kept close to heart by the more than 130 AARP volunteers who staffed tables at Maryland-area Safeway stores this year from March 1-9 to encourage donations toward this year’s campaign.   Their efforts were not in vain, as this year’s Harvest for the Hungry “Spring Forward” food drive collected 4,750 bags of food for …