Be part of the solution.

Help AARP Foundation win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50 and over.

Charity Rating

AARP Foundation earns high rating for accountability from a leading charity evaluator. Read


Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity. We couldn't do it without the generous support of individuals and institutions.

Connect with the



Toll-free Nationwide:




Toll-free TTY:



AARP Foundation Tax ID


AARP Foundation Grants Program

Hunger Grants

Sustainable Solutions to Hunger Innovation

Food bank in California - AARP Foundation Drive to End Hunger

— Photo by: Melissa Barnes/Aurora Photos

Of the 51 million people in the United States who are at risk of hunger, 6 million are over the age of 60. Though this problem is large, AARP Foundation believes it is solvable. Through Drive to End Hunger, the Foundation seeks to put an end to senior hunger, by engaging in anti-hunger work at the local and national levels.

At the community level, AARP Foundation is working with local anti-hunger programs and services to:

  • Educate and enroll older people in SNAP (the Federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program); and
  • Provide food and volunteers to supplement the efforts of local hunger relief organizations to meet the growing demand to feed more seniors.

At the national level, we are:

  • Increasing awareness about senior hunger by teaming up with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon and team sponsor Hendrick Motorsports;
  • Partnering with Fortune 500 companies and national organizations to raise money to fight hunger among older people; and
  • Developing long-term, sustainable solutions to senior hunger through collaboration with hunger researchers, educators and other nonprofit organizations, and through this grant making process.

Our long-term goal is to shift the paradigm, so that our focus is less about short-term solutions that seek to put food on the table, and more about providing long-term sustainable solutions that solve the issue of senior hunger, increase food security among seniors and decrease the numbers of hungry seniors in our country.

Next: Who may apply. »

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Programs & Services

AARP Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

This program offers free assistance with tax-return preparation. Go

grandmother with her two grandaughters

AARP Benefits QuickLink

See if you qualify for public assistance and you can save money on health care, medication, food, utilities, and more! Go

AARP Foundation Finances 50+

Finances 50+

This financial capability program is a collaboration between AARP Foundation and Charles Schwab Foundation. Go

Couple standing outside home, Create the Good

Housing Solutions Center

This program offers free HUD-certified counseling and assistance to 50-plus homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure. Go

Accredited Charity