Drive to End Hunger

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 …

Helping the Hungry

Posted on 05/24/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeGreetings from the happiest place on Earth – at least, that is what you are constantly told! If you guessed Disney World, you win the prize. The Tuohy clan is experiencing the magic, most with a happy heart. Wandering around Disney World, you keep hearing “I’m STARVING” from kids and adults alike. I started thinking: no one in this park is really starving, or truly hungry for that matter. But there are people, particularly seniors, that do go hungry each and every day. According to AARP and …

Stamp Out Hunger Tomorrow!

Posted on 05/13/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringAs you head to your mailbox tomorrow morning, don’t be surprised if you see bags of food crowded around your neighbor’s mail post. Tomorrow is Stamp Out Hunger, the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Today there are 51 million people who don’t have the food they need, including more than 6 million older adults. And tomorrow, you can help by teaming up with the AARP, the AARP Foundation – through the Drive to End Hunger,  and the National Association of Letter Carriers in stopping …

How Would You Solve America’s Hunger?

Posted on 05/12/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringIt’s become a distressingly familiar story: American family loses a big chunk of income in recession, tightens its belt, often is forced to sell its home (at a big loss). For many, there’s a new wrinkle. Increasingly, Americans who had never before sought any public assistance now must rely on government aid to ensure they have enough to eat. An article this week in USA Today highlights “the new face of hunger in America” – a suburban Seattle family that …

Meal Donations after Fontana Race top 216,000

Posted on 04/1/2011 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringJust weeks into the NASCAR season and the Drive to End Hunger has provided more than 216,000 meals for hungry seniors. Building momentum for the initiative, four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon and the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet Team finished 18th at Sunday’s Auto Club Speedway 400 in Fontana, Calif., and look for their eighth win this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Last week AARP Foundation made a $10,000 donation on behalf of Drive to End Hunger to …

I’m Sorry … Let’s Race

Posted on 03/29/2011 by | Home & Family blogger | Comments

VolunteeringDear Mom & Dad: As your youngest child, you know that I’m not used to apologizing. I think it’s in the genes of each baby of the family. But I digress …