PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The advocacy group AARP is seeking to tackle hunger among older Americans. To that end, it is holding a fundraiser next week at the Shops at Liberty Place.
The AARP Multicultural Ball, on Friday evening, November 18th, will feature food and entertainment from lands far and wide.
Proceeds will go to food banks in the region to address a national problem — some nine million people over the age of 50 going hungry.
“We know, working with wonderful food pantries here, that the issue is widespread regionally in the tri-state area, where they’re seeing a rising increase in people 50 and older coming in for food donations,” says local AARP spokesowman Angela Foreshaw-Rouse.
Tickets are $10, and a limited number of them will be available at the door. Want to go? Check out their web site, aarp.org. And bring along some non-perishable foodstuffs that’ll be given to agencies in need.
Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060