In cooperation with the nonprofit Iowa Food Bank Association and Spindustry Digital, a marketing agency based in Des Moines, AARP helped create and is promoting a virtual food drive.
AARP Iowa wants to keep older state residents from going hungry. An estimated 150,000 Iowans age 50-plus sometimes worry about how or where they will get their next meal.
Within a week of its December launch, the online food drive raised more than $1,000 to help feed hungry Iowans. Donors can visit the website to buy a bundle of groceries for a family, or purchase food items in bulk. By giving online, donors don’t have to deliver their contributions to a local food bank, and the Iowa Food Bank Association can trim costs by buying in bulk.
The association coordinates support for eight food banks statewide.
To give, go to iowafooddrive.com.
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