drive to end hunger

Feed Those in Need through the AARP DC Annual Food Drive

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Volunteering | Washington DC Join AARP DC for the 6th Annual Food Drive on October 3 & 4, 2014 where you can donate non-perishable foods or  volunteer at a Safeway or Giant Food store near you in DC. Times at donation sites will vary at each store location. This annual food collection program is a part of Drive to End Hunger, the AARP and AARP Foundation’s multi-pronged approach to end hunger among older adults in America. AARP is taking steps to feed those who …

Congregate Meals Offer Healthy Eating and Socialization

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Washington DC Murelda Gass has family in Santo Domingo, Honduras and Jamaica.  She’s been in the U.S. for 42 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 have to be a D.C. resident, age 60 or older and sign up at the employment center to have …

Many Older District Residents Benefit from SNAP

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Washington DC 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 early 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 …

Home-Delivered Meals in the District Help Fight Hunger

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Washington DC 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 …

Teletown Hall to Discuss 50+ Hunger

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Oregon | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | Oregon By Marianne Ryder Have you or do you know someone who has skimped on buying groceries in order to afford needed medication or to pay utility bills? Sadly, this is not uncommon for many 50+ Oregonians. Did you know that Oregon is one of the top five states nationally for hunger among those ages 50-59? Hunger runs deep in our state. It affects old and young alike. However, 50+ hunger is often hidden. Proper nutrition is key to good health …

Help Us Tackle Older Adult Hunger Sept. 20

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Florida | Comments

Events | Florida | Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering Team up with the Miami Dolphins, AARP and AARP Foundation’s Drive to End Hunger to pack one million meals for hungry older adults in Southern Florida on September 20, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium. You’ll spend a couple hours alongside some of your favorite Dolphins alumni players, cheerleaders and TD. And as an added incentive, the Dolphins will be raffling off some great prizes! Meals will benefit Feeding South Florida. SIGN UP TODAY In May, AARP Foundation and the Miami …