senior hunger

Who’s Hungry? Many Have Trouble Affording Food

Posted on 08/30/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Bulletin Today | VolunteeringThis 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 …

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. 

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 …

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 …

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 …