Join A Celebration of Service on 9/11 by Packaging 1 Million Outreach Program Meals with AARP for the Hungry in DC

August 12, 2015

Rick McNary, VP of Private and Public Partnerships, Outreach Program

Would you like to engage your family, employees, staff, and volunteers in a practical way to help the hungry? You can be a part of 8,000 volunteers needed on Friday, Sept. 11, from 8:00 – 4:00. In one day, volunteers will package 1 million domestic meals for hungry seniors, veterans and first responders in Washington, DC. The event will take place on the National Mall at the JFK Hockey Field, located between the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial, beside the Reflecting Pool.

Courtesy: Outreach, Inc.

Courtesy: Outreach, Inc.

Alliance to End Hunger member organizations AARP and Outreach Program will engage people of all ages and abilities to package Outreach’s Rice and Bean Casserole which was designed by Iowa State University’s Food Science Department. These nutritious meals, created for domestic use, will be distributed to hungry and food-insecure older adults across the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia through collaboration with the Capital Area Food Bank.  For more information about this event, go to this FAQ page.

AARP and Outreach partnered in 2014 with the Miami Dolphins #Stronger Together to package 1 Million Rice and Bean Casserole meals which were distributed by the South Florida Food Bank.

To volunteer for this historic event, please go to A Celebration of Service 2015. All ages are welcome and will have a job to do!

To learn more about how an Outreach Program meal packaging event works, please check out 10 Easy Steps to Hosting a Meal Packaging Event.

Hope to see you there!