Washington, D.C. – (April 1, 2013) – Millions of older Americans face hunger every day. To raise funds to help feed the nation’s aging population, Texas Roadhouse is teaming up with AARP and AARP Foundation to support Drive to End Hunger. From April 1 – June 30, Texas Roadhouse will contribute 10 percent of the amount of each Drive to End Hunger gift card sold at www.texasroadhouse.com to AARP Foundation for its work in fighting older hunger.
Drive to End Hunger raises awareness and funds to address the problem of hunger among people 50 years and older, and develops solutions to the hunger problem.
“The issue of older adult hunger is far too common throughout this country,” said Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP Foundation president. “We’re glad that Texas Roadhouse is working with us to raise awareness about this important issue and to help tackle the problem through Drive to End Hunger.”
For every Drive to End Hunger gift card purchased online in the months of April, May and June, the restaurant will donate 10 percent to AARP Foundation.
“No one in America should have to go hungry,” says Travis Doster, Senior Director of Public Relations at Texas Roadhouse. “As a restaurant, we feel especially close to this issue and hope we can raise awareness and curb hunger among America’s older population.”
In the last decade, the number of senior adults at risk of going hungry has increased 79 percent – a total of nearly nine million Americans age 50 years and older. Since AARP and AARP Foundation launched Drive to End Hunger, the initiative has donated more than 16.4 million meals and driven corporate and individual donor commitments with an expected value of more than $19.9 million.
About AARP Foundation
AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people, work more efficiently and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is the charitable affiliate of AARP. Learn more at www.aarpfoundation.org.
About Texas Roadhouse
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, with more than 395 locations in 48 states, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993. The Louisville, KY based company is famous for hand-cut steaks, made-from-scratch sides, fresh-baked bread, and its lively atmosphere. In 2012 Texas Roadhouse was named Top Steakhouse in the Nation’s Restaurant News’ Consumer Picks survey, in 2007 and 2008 Forbes magazine ranked the company as one of the 200 Best Small Companies and in 2009 the company was ranked “Best Value” by readers of Consumer Reports magazine. For more information, visit www.texasroadhouse.com.