AARP Drive to End Hunger

AARP Foundation Teams Up with Dallas Mavericks to Fight Older Adult Hunger in Texas

The AARP Foundation, the Dallas Mavericks and the North Texas Food Bank teamed up for a “full court press” on the fight against older adult hunger in Texas earlier this month. The organizations hosted a Drive to End Hunger meal packing event on Friday, Nov. 1st at the American Airlines Center where 200 volunteers sorted and packed 100,000 meals to feed older adults in Texas.

All meals were donated to the North Texas Food Bank, which serves 13 counties in the greater Dallas area. According to a report by AARP Foundation, one in 10 Texans age 50 and older face the threat of hunger.

The AARP Foundation also presented a check for $65,000 to the North Texas Food Bank during halftime of the Dallas Mavericks vs. the Memphis Grizzlies game on Saturday, Nov. 2nd

“Being part of this initiative with the Dallas Mavericks and the North Texas Food Bank means that more adults age 50+ who struggle with hunger will get access to the food they need,” said AARP Foundation President Jo Ann Jenkins. “This event will help shine a spotlight on the issue of hunger that nearly nine million people 50-plus face everyday”.

“We are honored to partner with AARP and the North Texas Food Bank to help end hunger among older adults who are in need of a meal,” said Mavs owner Mark Cuban. “Anytime we can help bring to light a great cause like this and make a difference in our community, we are more than happy to participate.”
For more information or to get involved, please visit www.DriveToEndHunger.org or follow @Drive2EndHunger.