Drive to End Hunger

One Million Meals……Done!

Posted on 05/28/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringFor three days, thousands of volunteers came together in Charlotte, North Carolina, to pack nutritious meals, have fun and make a significant impact in the lives of the 9% of North Carolinians age 50+ who face the threat of hunger each day. The goal: pack and donate one million meals to be distibuted statewide. We kicked off the things in Greensboro at United Healthcare where 250 employees packed 60,000 meals in less than eight hours. NASCAR great Richard Petty stopped …

Volunteer With Jeff Gordon to End Senior Hunger

Posted on 05/11/2012 by | Home & Family blogger | Comments

VolunteeringWhat do Jeff Gordon, James “JB” Brown, Martina Navratilova, me and you have in common? We can all end senior hunger, together. In case you haven’t heard, there’s a pretty big NASCAR race coming up. While we all love the pomp and circumstance around All-Star week culminating with the Coca-Cola 600 on May 26, there’s a week in between where Drive to End Hunger is set to box one million meals  for older North Carolina residents. And we can’t do it …

Join the Drive to End Hunger in the Charlotte 1 Million and Make a Difference

Posted on 04/17/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThe idea ignited during a meal packaging event at AARP’s headquarters last fall. As 25 employees lined up in the cafeteria to package 900 meals in an hour, everyone began to imagine something greater.  “It felt really good to know I was helping to make a difference,” said Allison Beatty, an Executive Secretary at AARP. Beatty, who along with her colleagues packaged Macaroni & Cheese, said it was a significant feat. “It was very hands on and quite remarkable.” The …

Auction of 2013 Corvette Collector Edition to Benefit Drive to End Hunger

Posted on 01/19/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeUPDATED:   The first Corvette 427 Convertible offered to the public went to the highest bidder at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction, on Sat., Jan. 21 for $600,000. An additional $100,000 was donated to AARP Foundation by another bidder for an extraordinary grand total of $700,000. “AARP Foundation is appreciative of the generosity of Rick Hendrick and Hendrick Motorsports’ donation of the special edition Corvette 427 for the auction. The $700,000 raised will go directly to support efforts to combat …

The Speed of Inspiration

Posted on 10/13/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringSometimes inspiration travels fast. As in 150-mph fast. Pull up a bucket seat and a roll cage and I’ll explain. Last winter, Doug Brown, the principal of W.T. Chipman Middle School in Dover, Del., was watching the Daytona 500 NASCAR race when he noticed that driver Jeff Gordon’s car was emblazoned with a logo for AARP’s Drive to End Hunger campaign. 

AARP Foundation: Making Good Things Happen

Posted on 10/10/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThis is a guest post by Jo Ann Jenkins. Jo Ann is the president of AARP Foundation. She provides leadership across the Foundation areas of development, litigation, and impact program areas. I’m declaring a moratorium on bad economic news. We read the papers, we watch TV, we tweet. We know the data is dark and dreary. In fact, every day we see the results of the economy in the faces of the people we help. Today, though, I’m celebrating some good …