AARP Foundation is AARP’s charitable affiliate, focused on helping win back opportunity for struggling 50+ individuals and their families. Drive to End Hunger is AARP Foundation’s nationwide initiative to raise awareness and develop long-term, sustainable solutions to hunger among nearly 9 million older adults.
Statistics indicate that approximately 12 percent of all Native Americans living in poverty are age 55 or older. Additionally, Native American seniors often suffer from higher rates of obesity, diabetes and other diet-related illnesses. The AARP Foundation contributed $187, 660 to improve the health and nutrition of Native American seniors.