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AARP AARP States Advocacy

Fighting Hunger in the Nation’s Capital


For an alarming number of Americans 50+, the worst downturn since the Great Depression and a slow recovery have made any opportunity feel distant, if not totally unattainable.  This group faces choices and pressures unlike those of any other age group – choices no one could have prepared for – and those nearly nine million people 50+ who struggle every day to put food on the table need a voice and an advocate now more than ever.

Assistance is Making it Work was shot entirely in the District of Columbia.  This short video documentary features the "stories" of four real-life participants in four different D.C. food programs. You can view the complete documentary or view each part individually.

Complete Documentary, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4

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