Eliminate Food Insecurity
On Thursday, Sept. 30, AARP will not only kick off the National Event & Expo, but also to give back to the community by spearheading a food drive to aid in the efforts to eliminate hunger.
AARP believes that no one – of any age – should go hungry. Yet many older people must make the devastating choice to either pay for their medications or their groceries. In these tough economic times, AARP remains committed to connecting those in need with information and access to programs that offer real help with basic life needs.
All non perishable food items will be accepted at the Orange County Convention Center all three days of the event. The donations will be delivered to the recipient, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida; a private, nonprofit organization that collects and distributes donated food to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies in Central Florida.
Create The Good, volunteer at a food bank, organize a food drive, or just donate food.
Some non-perishable items accepted by local food banks include:
- Beef Stew
- Canned Tuna
- Canned Fruit
- Hot or Cold Cereal
- Nutritional Drinks
Learn how you can help increase food security and eliminate hunger in your community. Go