Nearly 9 million people 50+ are at risk of daily hunger – a 79 percent increase in just 10 years.
We’re developing long-term, sustainable solutions that address the root cause of hunger among those 50+. Our path forward: educate, extend and elevate.
Educate: increase awareness and understanding of older adult hunger and food insecurity.
Extend: promote, strengthen and enhance existing programs and policies.
Elevate: build and act on identified needs by serving as a convener.
Strategic Plan Goals
We’re seeking evidence-based interventions that:
- Reduce negative health outcomes of vulnerable 50+ due to poor nutrition
- Reduce food insecurity among vulnerable 50+
AARP Foundation strives to be a leader in the movement to promote thoughtful, market-driven, sustainable strategies that address hunger and food insecurity for older adults. Since 2011, we connected 35,000 older adults to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), generating $33.8 million in benefits and $61.3 million in local economic activity; awarded 10 organizations a cumulative $1.9 million to develop and scale innovative and sustainable solutions to hunger; released the first-ever report, Food Insecurity Among Older Adults; and raised $24.6 million through organizational partnerships and individual donations.
We collaborate with grantee and partner organizations to develop proposals that align with our four impact areas and address our strategic objectives.