DRIVE TO END HUNGER
Nearly 9 million Americans 50+ are at risk for hunger every day – a staggering 79 percent increase in just 10 years. Drive to End Hunger is AARP Foundation’s multipronged approach on this problem. We’re working to combat hunger among people 50 and older through raising awareness, building philanthropic support and developing long-term, sustainable solutions. Read
video: In an instant
Nearly 9 million Americans age 50 and over are at risk for hunger every day. It can happen in an instant: Someone falls upon hard times and can't afford food. The AARP and AARP Foundation Drive to End Hunger campaign and Jeff Gordon are working to fight older adult hunger.
Investing in the Future: L. A. Kitchen
AARP Foundation announces support for Robert Egger, founder of D.C. Central Kitchen and the Campus Kitchens program, to establish L.A. Kitchen in Los Angeles. Supported by a three-year, $1 million grant from the Foundation, the new venture will build on the successful model of D.C. Kitchen, which has been turning donated food from local businesses into meals for the needy since 1989. L.A. Kitchen will use produce from local farmers to make fresh and frozen products for older adults and provide a job-training program in the culinary arts. The building that will serve as home for L.A. Kitchen will be dedicated early in 2014.
A new report, "The Health Consequences of Senior Hunger in the United States", studies the profound toll food insecurity takes on senior health. Read
AARP Foundation has granted $250,000 to fund a project to address hunger, nutrition and food insecurity among Native American tribal elders. Read
New Documentary Series Puts Face on Senior Hunger
"Hungry in the West End" tells the stories of low-income seniors suffering food insecurity and how others are helping. Watch
Donation is part of a goal to provide 11 million meals to seniors nationwide this year. Read