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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 | July 9: Denver | August 6: Minneapolis/St. Paul | September 10 and 11: Washington D.C.


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Why This Issue Cannot Wait

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 […]

Proposed Food Stamp Cuts Face “Hard Sell” In Congress

The AP reports that President Trump’s budget proposal to “rein in” the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s $70 billion cost could prove a “hard sell, especially in the Senate, where lawmakers have been hesitant to slash what is supposed to be a temporary safety net for Americans who find themselves unable to adequately feed themselves or […]

End Of Senior Discount Program Potentially Detrimental To Kroger, Customers

The Charleston (WV) Gazette-Mail (5/13, Garland, 9K) reports grocery chain Kroger’s announcements of price cuts for 3,000 items in stores nationwide came at the same time of its closure of “a program that will affect most of its West Virginia stores: the senior discount program,” which allows customers over 59 to receive five percent discounts […]


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.