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Meal Pack Challenge 2020

Making a Difference from Home

Seniors need us now more than ever.

Through the end of October, AARP Foundation is looking for volunteers to help our neighbors in need by delivering over 2 million servings of food to Capital Area Food Bank.

Volunteering is as easy as 1-2-3

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Request a Box

We will mail you a box, including a prepaid shipping label.

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Shop for Groceries

Shop for groceries (safely in-person*, or online) using the list of items requested by Capital Area Food Bank (each box costs roughly $20 to pack).

* When shopping, be sure to practice social distancing and know and follow guidance from local public health authorities in your area.

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Drop the box at UPS

Drop the box off at a UPS drop-off site, or request a UPS pick-up from your front door. Boxes will make their way to Capital Area Food Bank, who will make sure the food is distributed across the D.C. region.


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About Meal Pack Challenge 2020

Since 2015, AARP Foundation’s annual Celebration of Service has engaged thousands of volunteers to pack millions of meals on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall.

We’ll continue the spirit of service in 2020 through our Meal Pack Challenge, which will safely engage volunteers to contribute 25,000 boxes of food (2 million servings) to the Capital Area Food Bank, which serves the Greater Washington D.C. metro area.

Did you know?

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Decrease in food donations to Capital Area Food Bank since the start of the coronavirus pandemic

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Estimated rise in food insecurity in the Washington D.C. metro area

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2 Million

Servings of food needed to help our nation’s older adults in these uncertain times

*Source: 2020 Hunger Report: Capital Area Food Bank

Help us reach our goal of 2 million+ servings of food

We’ve made it easy to volunteer from home. Sign-up to receive your shipment of instructions, box to pack food, and pre-paid shipping label. Fill the box with your food donation from our recommended grocery list (about $20 worth) and send it back using your pre-paid shipping label. It’s the perfect time to help our neighbors in need.

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