The 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 packaged food was later taken to the Capital Area Food Bank located in Washington D.C.
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