AARP Foundation's Expanded Summer Of Service To Seniors Coming To Minneapolis-St. Paul, Aimed At Raising Awareness Of Older Adult Poverty And Food Insecurity

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  AARP Foundation will continue its 2017 Summer of Service to Seniors¿ with a Meal Pack Challenge event on Sunday, Aug. 6, in St. Paul, Minnesota at the University of St. Thomas AARC Field House. The Summer of Service to Seniors is a series of four events in four cities that kicked off in Memphis, Tennessee in early June.

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With the support of presenting sponsor AARP® Credit Card from Chase and title sponsors The Hartford and UnitedHealth Group ®, these events will bring thousands of volunteers together to fight senior poverty and hunger in cities across the country. Following the meal-packing events in Memphis, Denver and St. Paul, the Summer of Service to Seniors will conclude with a two-day event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 10 and 11.

In addition to two million meals already packed in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Memphis and Denver in recent months, Summer of Service to Seniors volunteers will pack two million more meals at the upcoming events, for a total of four million meals this year for hungry seniors.

Data from the 2012 Current Population Survey and the 2010 census show that more than 10 million Americans age 50 or older struggle every day with limited or inadequate access to affordable, nutritious food. AARP Foundation is bringing together nonprofit, government and corporate stakeholders in the food and health sectors to reform the food supply system by creating solutions to fight food insecurity and hunger.

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