Video focuses on Senior Hunger in Georgia

Posted on 10/22/2013 by | AARP Georgia | Comments

food for hunger video postSenior Hunger in Georgia is a video that documents stories of older Georgians who struggle with hunger every day and the support systems in place to help get them back on track. 
 
Seen on public access stations throughout the state, the video is designed to also provide resources to those in need.  The film outlines the root causes of hunger in Georgia through interviews with staff working on the front lines of this silent epidemic. 
 
“Hunger in Georgia has been exacerbated by the long recession and slow recovery,” said Jo Ann Jenkins, President of AARP Foundation. “We believe that no older adult should go hungry.  That’s why we will continue to help older Americans access the help they need to keep food on their tables and to keep them from falling through the cracks.”
 
Because we believe that it takes all of us to make a difference, we are always looking for volunteers to help solve this problem.
 
AARP Foundation and AARP Georgia State Office have been actively involved in connecting older Georgians to SNAP.  To date we have helped more than 1,000 seniors in Georgia alone. AARP is helping seniors in many other states get connected to this critical service, as well.  
 
If you or someone you know could use SNAP, call 877-957-SNAP (7627) to talk to an AARP volunteer.
 
To reach food banks mentioned in the film, contact:
 
The Atlanta Food Bank, (404) 892-9822, www.acfb.org
 
C.A.M.P. in Austell, GA at 770-819-0662,  info@campaustell.org
 
Campus Kitchen at University of Georgia, Athens, at
CKUGA@uga.edu.

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