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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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Why This Issue Cannot Wait

Stress May Be Linked To Obesity, Study Suggests

Reports that research suggests “long-term exposure to the stress hormone cortisol” may be linked “to increased levels of obesity and wider waists.” Investigators “collected years of hair samples of about 2,500 people.” The researchers “found obese participants had significantly higher levels of cortisol…than people who were normal weight or overweight.”

Debate Over Use Of Food Stamps To Purchase Sugary Beverages Continues

Reports that “critics of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) say the anti-hunger program is easily abused, and the latest questions about the program are stirring a hornet’s nest of debate,” particularly around the issue of whether or not “food-stamp recipients be banned from buying soda and candy.” The article notes last Thursday’s House Agriculture […]

Resources

50+ Consumer Survey Highlights

Healthy Living and Diet Perceptions, Food Purchasing and Consumption Habits

Food Security Screening and Referral for Older Patients in Primary Care

Food security is critical for low-income older adults as poor nutrition can contribute to and exacerbate chronic illness. Download this resource guide and toolkit for health care providers.

Hunger is a Health Issue »

Every day many seniors skip a meal so that they can meet basic needs. Food insecurity can lead to chronic diseases and acute medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression.

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.