More than 10 million people 50+ are at risk of hunger every day, a figure that has nearly doubled in the last 10 years.
We’re developing long-term, sustainable solutions that address the root causes 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+ people due to poor nutrition
- Reduce food insecurity among vulnerable 50+ people
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 have 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 of its kind report on senior hunger, "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. Learn more about current grant opportunities.