What Drives Us

Hunger is a Health Issue

April is Senior Hunger Awareness Month



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  • Fre$h Savings:
    To volunteer in Middle
    and East Tennessee,
    contact Victoria Raschke

    To volunteer in Mississippi
    and West Tennessee,
    contact John Robinson:

  • Grocery Guides:
    To volunteer as a guide,
    contact AARP Foundation

  • Join us during our Summer of Service to Seniors! We’re traveling across the country to pack 3 million meals for older adults in need. Meal packaging events are festivals of giving and caring that draw families, neighbors, colleagues and communities together. The events are also fun – with music and entertainment – and anyone of any age or background can participate. Registration will open on April 17th at mealpackchallenge.org.

    June 3: Memphis

    July 9: Denver

    August 6: Minneapolis/St. Paul

    September 10 and 11: Washington D.C.

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30 Hunger Action Items

More than 10 million older adults struggle every day with limited or no regular access to affordable, nutritious food. AARP and AARP Foundation are working together to put a spotlight on hunger. Join us and learn 30 simple actions you can take to combat hunger in your community.


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About Drive To End Hunger

Since 2011, AARP Foundation’s Drive to End Hunger campaign has been raising awareness about the problem of food insecurity among older adults, meeting the immediate daily food needs of hungry seniors, and working to establish permanent solutions to end senior hunger once and for all. Through a collaboration with NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick of Hendrick Motorsports, four-time Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon, Hendrick teammate Kasey Kahne, and both public and private sector organizations, Drive to End Hunger has donated more than 37 million meals to help feed hungry seniors across the country.