Who’s Hungry? Many Have Trouble Affording Food

This is a guest post by Becky Squires. Becky is a writer-editor for AARP Foundation. The United States might be the land of plenty, but many people cannot afford to buy what’s on offer – including food. A new Gallup survey conducted from January to June 2012 found one in four Mississippians (24.9%) said they could not afford to buy food for themselves or their families at least once over the past year. Alabama (22.9%) and Delaware (22.1%) ranked second …

What can you do for your country?

In the endless spatter of political news and propaganda it is easy to miss important decisions that our leaders might be making. One is a potential cut in social programs to help pay for tax relief. If it’s not already clear how I feel about this, here’s the summary:

Stamp Out Hunger Tomorrow!

As 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 …

Meal Donations after Fontana Race top 216,000

Just 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 …