For a startling number of older adults, poverty is a fact of life that threatens to put the American Dream out of reach. More than 10 million adults 50 and older live below the poverty line. This summer, AARP Foundation is leading a Summer of Service to Seniors and traveling to Memphis, Denver, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Washington, D.C., to pack 3 million meals for older adults in need.
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Meal-packing events during the Summer of Service to Seniors are part of AARP Foundation's larger effort to increase economic opportunities and social connections that help prevent and reduce senior poverty.