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AARP Virginia Hunger Month Agenda

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AARP Virginia is dedicated to help end the fight against hunger. In order to do this we have dedicated the month of September to focusing on fighting hunger in all areas of Virginia with events all across the state.

Northern Virginia

  • AARP Foundation – Meal Pack Challenge on the National Mall
    • September 11th and 12th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Located on the National Mall
    • Join thousands of fellow volunteers working to pack 1.5 million meals for the DC region’s struggling Seniors
    • Sign up at: mealpackchallenge.org

Southwest Virginia

  • Feeding America Southwest – Play for Hunger
    • September 26th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    • Located at the Roanoke Pinball Museum
    • Your donation will both make a difference and allow you to play for free at the museum the entire evening.
    • No advanced registration required

Tidewater Virginia

  • Virginia Peninsula Foodbank – Grocery Storefront Collections
    • Entire month of September
    • Located at the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and partnered grocers
    • AARP members and volunteers will be grouped together into storefront collection teams.
    • You may volunteer individually or as a group by calling Donna Tighe directly: DTighe@hrfoodbank.org
  • Simon Family Jewish Community Center – Zumbathon Charity Event
    • September 26th from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Located at the Simon Family JCC
    • 20 local Zumba fitness instructors will provide a fun afternoon focusing on improved health for all.
    • Each person is encouraged to bring $10 of non-perishable food items supporting the Eastern Shore Food Bank
    • Call to register (1-877-926-8300) or online: https://aarp.cvent.com/virginiabeach92516VA

Central Virginia

  • AARP Virginia – Cultural Heritage Celebration
    • September 24th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Located at the Dorothy Hart Center in Fredericksburg
    • The afternoon will be filled with food, music, dancing, information and fun!
    • Tickets are $5 per person; $10 per family of four. All proceeds to benefit the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank!
    • Register in advance at: aarp.cvent.com/Fredericksburg92416

Statewide

  • Federation of Virginia Food Banks – Opportunities targeting all regions
    • AARP Virginia is a longstanding partner of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks.
    • Volunteer opportunities vary from site to site and responsibilities vary.
    • You are invited to reach out directly to your local food bank for more information
  • Create the Good – Online searchable database listing volunteer needs
    • Entire month on September
    • AARP created an online resource where organizations can list volunteer needs of all kinds.
    • Volunteers can choose a location they want to assist at CreateTheGood.org
  • Virginia Peninsula Foodbank – Grocery Storefront Collections
    • Entire month of September
    • Located at the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and partnered grocers
    • AARP members and volunteers will be grouped together into storefront collection teams.
    • You may volunteer individually or as a group by calling Donna Tighe directly: DTighe@hrfoodbank.org
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