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A recent AARP Texas Bullhorn conversation on Facebook spotlighted end-of-year progress at the federal level toward ensuring older people’s health and financial security.
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AARP Montana is working with Montana Food Bank Network to publicize a new anti-hunger initiative, especially in the eastern part of the state, where many low-income, older residents live and are often homebound.
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AARP Oklahoma invites volunteers to help fight hunger and feed hope by participating in its annual Day of Service, Sept. 11. Volunteers can choose one of three locations: the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma in Tulsa, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City and the Community Market of Pottawatomie County in Shawnee.
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Did you know South Carolina ranks 3rd lowest in the nation for food security of individuals age 60 and above and 2nd lowest for those individuals age 50-59 according to the Food Insecurity among Older Adults full report 2015 published by the AARP Foundation.
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State lawmakers this year voted to give Iowa food banks up to $1 million as a dollar-for-dollar match of private donations. Now the eight food banks must raise an equal amount in private funds in order to receive all the state dollars.
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Ease the pangs AARP DC is recruiting volunteers to collect canned goods and other nonperishable food at grocery stores in October. The food will replenish food pantries that operate in neighborhoods with high levels of hunger.
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Hungry in the West End, the senior hunger documentary produced by AARP Rhode Island is an Official Selection of the 2013 Melbourne, Australia International Web Series Festival. This follows the provocative series' Official Selection and Best Producer win at the 2013 Los Angeles International Web Series Festival.
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AARP Minnesota and Bremer Bank are cosponsoring an online fundraising drive to support regional food banks.
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