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Summer of Service to Seniors Meal Pack Challenge
On Sunday, September 10, and
Monday, September 11, AARP Foundation will host our annual Meal Pack Challenge
on the National Mall. This year’s event is the culmination of our inaugural
Summer of Service to Seniors℠ involving meal packing events in four cities
across the country. To date we have packed more than 1.5 million meals with the
help of more than 4,000 volunteers. And we hope to match those numbers here in
DC for a grand total of more than 3 million meals packed. We need your support.
In the DC metropolitan
region, too many hardworking older adults are in need. Through no fault of
their own they struggle daily to secure a steady income, safe and affordable
housing, nutritious food, and sustained social bonds.
On behalf of AARP Foundation,
the charitable affiliate of AARP, I invite your students and staff to join us
in this special effort. The Meal Pack Challenge is an excellent team-building
opportunity, as well as a chance to come together to give back to the community
and help struggling older neighbors. We are asking volunteers to give us about
two hours, during which time each volunteer can help pack 166 meals!
For more information on
joining the Summer of Service to Seniors Meal Pack Challenge, please contact
Aaron Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit mealpackchallenge.org
to register and learn more.
Volunteer and Community Engagement
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