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AARP Foundation and Feeding America Announce Co-Branded Paint Scheme for No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS for Hunger Action Month

The special design features an orange ribbon and the Feeding America Hunger Action Month logo

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September 5, 2013

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AARP FOUNDATION AND FEEDING AMERICA ANNOUNCE CO-BRANDED PAINT SCHEME FOR NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS FOR HUNGER ACTION MONTH

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, AARP Foundation and Feeding America announced the release of a special design of the 2013 No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS, driven by four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon as part of Hunger Action Month(TM). The special design features an orange ribbon and the Feeding America Hunger Action Month logo.

The No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS will use the Hunger Action Month paint scheme at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond International Raceway on September 7th and at New Hampshire International Speedway on September 22nd.  To see the Hunger Action Month paint scheme, please visit www.DriveToEndHunger.org.

September is Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month. AARP and AARP Foundation are teaming up to take action.

“Millions of older Americans are forced to make impossible decisions about whether they can afford to eat, see a doctor, or stay in their home,” said Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP Foundation president. “By teaming up with Feeding America this September for Hunger Action Month, we are able to encourage people to take specific actions to help end hunger among nearly 9 million older Americans.”

Here is how to make a difference:

1.  Donate food to your local food bank.  www.feedingamerica.org/foodbank 

2.  Volunteer at your local food bank. www.feedingamerica.org/foodbank 

3.  Help a loved one sign up for food assistance. www.aarp.org/snap

4.  Give to AARP Foundation and help solve the problem of senior hunger in America. www.drivetoendhunger.org

Join in the conversation and tell us what you did using #endhunger and #hungeraction.

“Hunger Action Month is a time to unite with community organizations to urge others to take action against hunger,” said Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America. “By collaborating with the efforts of AARP and AARP Foundation in their Drive to End Hunger during September, we are able to engage more people and inspire them to join the fight against hunger.”

Drive to End Hunger is AARP and AARP Foundation’s national effort to help the nearly 9 million older Americans who are facing hunger across the United States. Drive to End Hunger is not only raising awareness of the problem, but also the funds to fight it. Drive to End Hunger engages corporate sponsors and individuals across the country, as well as funds innovative programs with promising results that can be applied elsewhere to prevent hunger. All contributions to Drive to End Hunger go to support the hunger solutions of AARP Foundation.

Since AARP and AARP Foundation launched Drive to End Hunger, the initiative has donated more than 23.3 million meals and driven corporate and individual donor commitments with an expected value of more than $20 million. All contributions to Drive to End Hunger go to support the hunger solutions of AARP Foundation.

To learn more, please visit www.DriveToEndHunger.org

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AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people, work more efficiently and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is the charitable affiliate of AARP. Learn more at www.aarpfoundation.org.

About Feeding America

Feeding America is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 37 million people through 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate.  Together we can solve hunger. Visit http://www.feedingamerica.org/. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

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