Help pack a million meals for struggling seniors on Sept. 11. Volunteer today



Contests and

Driver Safety

Piggy bank on the road - AARP Driver Safety

Take the new AARP Smart Driver Course!

Happy African American couple

AARP Books

Visit the Books Section

Enjoy titles on retirement, Social Security, and becoming debt-free.

Jobs You Might Like

most popular


Minnesota Farmers Markets Join the Fight Against Hunger

Warm weather has finally arrived in Minnesota and for the more than 650,000 AARP members in the state that means hiking, biking, canoeing and farmers markets. Farmers markets are a great Midwestern tradition where shoppers have access to nutritious, locally grown produce and local producers have access to a crucial marketplace.

See also: 7 tips for shopping farmers markets

Farmers markets also provide a key resource for low income seniors to access affordable, nutritious produce through the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Senior Farmers Market Program. Under the program seniors who participate in Minnesota’s Food Support program can use their benefit at more than 140 participating farmers markets across the state.

AARP’s Drive to End Hunger is dedicated to ensuring that everyone in need has access to affordable and nutritious food. AARP believes that no one – of any age – should go hungry. Unfortunately, in the days of $4 dollar gasoline and skyrocketing medical costs more and more people are struggling to afford food.

Nationally there are more than 4 million Americans over the age of 50 who qualify for some level of nutrition assistance but fewer than 50% of those eligible are actually enrolled.

Participation in the farmers market program also helps strengthen Minnesota’s rural economy. According to USDA, every $5 spent through the Food Support program creates nearly $10 in economic activity in our state.

Find a participating farmers market online. To find out if you are eligible or contact the Minnesota Food Helpline at 888-711-1151.

Topic Alerts

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

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.


The Cheap Life

Jeff Yeager Cheap Life Ultimate Cheapskate AARP YouTube web series save money

Catch the latest episode of The Cheap Life starring Jeff Yeager, AARP's Ultimate Cheapskate. Watch

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Member Benefits HomeServe

Members can protect their homes with comprehensive repair plans from HomeServe.

AARP Credit card from Chase

Members can get cash back rewards on purchases with the AARP® Credit Card from Chase.

Woman holding smartphone in city, Google map tool

Members can find discounts on the go via the AARP® Member Advantages Offer Finder app.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! AARP members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Rewards for Good

Your Points Balance:

Learn More

Earn points for completing free online activities designed to enrich your life.

Find more ways to earn points

Redeem your points to save on merchandise, travel, and more.

Find more ways to redeem points


Advance your skills. Transform your career.

Explore your learning possibilities.