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Summer of Service to Seniors

Meal Pack Challenge

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. June 3: Memphis (more than 500,000 meals packed) | July 9: Denver | August 6: Minneapolis/St. Paul | September 10 and 11: Washington D.C.

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What Amazon’s Push for Low-Income Consumers Means for Sellers

To qualify for an EBT card and Amazon’s new Prime discount, a household must meet the requirements for the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or a similar program. The SNAP requires a net income at or below the poverty line—$11,880 a year for an individual or $28,440 for a family of five.

Reminder: Poor People Don’t Eat More Fast Food

It’s true that residents of the lowest socioeconomic status neighborhoods tend to have higher exposure to fast-food restaurants than residents of the highest socioeconomic status neighborhoods. It’s for this reason that Jay Zagorsky, economist and research scientist at Ohio State University says we associate consumption of fast food with people earning low incomes. But it’s […]

IFIC Foundation Releases 12th Annual Food and Health Survey

As people age, their nutrition needs and dietary preferences change. But few have examined the shopping habits and eating patterns of Americans ages 50-plus—the country’s fastest-growing demographic. That’s why the IFIC Foundation, in collaboration with AARP Foundation, conducted an oversample of respondents ages 50–80 for the 2017 Food and Health Survey to help uncover insights […]

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.