Creating a food secure nation. AARP Foundation’s Commitment to Americans 50+. Presenters: Hiram Lopez-Landin Jay Haapala Molly Johnson. About Us.
AARP Foundation’s Commitment to Americans 50+
Americans 50 and older are the fastest growing consumer group in the United States.
Source: Understanding the Needs and Consequences od the Aging Consumer, A.T. Kearney, 2013
Many people 50+ face impossible choices: paying grocery or phone bills, medication or mortgage payments, the heating bill or the water bill.
AARP Foundation is working to:
Redefine hunger as a health issue.
2. Advocate for the investment of significant resources into existing commercial food supply chain infrastructure in a manner that gains efficiencies and provides improved access and reduces costs for vulnerable groups. This can only be achieved through scale.
SNAP Access Barriers faced by low-income 50-59 year olds
60 and Older
They encountered or have encountered challenges and/or obstacles that prevent them from enrolling in SNAP. These challenges include, in order of occurrence:
AARP Foundation and FRAC (Food Research and Action Center) have created a digital toolkit to help organizations implement successful programs of outreach, education and application assistance, with the goal of increasing older adult participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
To learn more, visit: aarpfoundation.org/hunger