Drive to End Hunger

End Hunger: Drive, Collect, Honk or Just Show Up

Posted on 08/26/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringNASCAR’s Jeff Gordon drives. AARP state offices organize food collections. People donate food and money. Two Indiana teenagers raised $1,600 with a Hunger Honk-a-Thon…… It’s almost a “man bites dog” story: two 13-year-old girls trade summer leisure for unpaid work—fundraising for Drive to End Hunger, an initiative by AARP and AARP Foundation to help to raise awareness of the issue of senior hunger. Why choose this issue focused on the 50+ population? “We’re going to be in that population someday, …

A Hunger Hero Needs Your Vote!

Posted on 08/18/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringWho has done the most to fight senior hunger in America? To answer that question, we need you – yes, YOU! Through the AARP Foundation Hunger Hero contest, we’ve done some of the hard work for you, narrowing down the field of Hunger Heroes to our top five candidates. Now you have until Sept. 24 (at midnight, Eastern Time) to vote for your favorite Hunger Hero. Your choices: A San Diego woman who founded a non-profit organization to deliver one …

A Superstar Sets an Example

Posted on 08/11/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringIt is cliché – and wrong – to say that all superstars are egomaniacal greed machines. Many make time to give back to their communities and some, like racecar driver Jeff Gordon, go many steps beyond that. Gordon, who is sponsored by AARP and the AARP Foundation’s Drive to End Hunger, recently visited the Congo as part of the Clinton Global Initiative. His mission: to see first-hand the children’s health issues in one of the world’s most impoverished regions so …

Happy Birthday, Tony Bennett!

Posted on 08/3/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentA very, very happy 85th birthday to Tony Bennett! In just under two months, we’ll get to hear this handsome devil sing at Staples Center to benefit Drive to End Hunger. In LA, or coming to LA that weekend for our Life@50+ event? Get your tickets here.  Fly me to the moon / let me play among the stars…  (Photo credit: Kelsey Bennett)

Help the AARP Foundation Win A Classy Award!

Posted on 07/7/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringEach year, four million people 65+ years live on less than $10,000 a year. These same people often have to choose between eating, buying medication, and other necessities, often neglecting their hunger. Over the past year, AARP Foundation and Drive to End Hunger have been hard at work to raise awareness for senior hunger. Jim Moret, last year’s Classy Award host, explained that “the Most Effective Awareness Campaign award goes to the organizations with campaigns that continuously sound the alarm …

End Senior Hunger: Nominate Your Hero

Posted on 05/27/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringAt AARP we are always on the lookout for creative ideas to address issues and inspiring stories of people who are helping others. Often, the best ideas and stories come from you, our extended community. That’s why AARP Foundation launched the Hunger Hero Contest. We are looking for outstanding individuals 50 and older whose innovative work has made a difference in the fight to end senior hunger. No one of any age should go hungry in the United States. Yet …