Washington (CNN) - Former President George H.W. Bush will make a return to the White House Monday to join President Barack Obama in honoring a couple who deliver meals to children in a bid to fight hunger.
The event will also celebrate a milestone for the Daily Point of Light Award, a service initiative started during Bush's administration. Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton, the Iowa couple who started the hunger-combatting group Outreach after a trip to Tanzania, will receive the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award.
Obama will also announce during the ceremony a new federal task force charges with finding more ways Americans can volunteer their time to help solve problems facing the country.
Calling volunteers in service to their communities "a thousand points of light" in his 1989 inaugural address, Bush went on to award the first Daily Point of Light awards to honor citizens who make a difference through their volunteer work.
The Points of Light Foundation is now the world's largest service organization coordinating volunteer projects. Bush serves as the non-partisan, non-profit foundation's honorary chairman and his son Neil Bush is the president of the organization.
"This event brings together two Presidents and families united in their commitment to growing volunteerism and service – an issue with a long history of strong bipartisan support," said a White House official.
"He is excited," Jim McGrath, spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush, told CNN last week. "It should be a special day for the service movement."
Former First Lady Barbara Bush and other members of the Bush family will also attend the event.
The 89 year old former president has battled health problems. He had been hospitalized this past winter suffering complications related to bronchitis.
Bush also has a form of Parkinson's disease that affects his legs and requires him to use a wheelchair.
His last public appearance was at the opening of his son President George W. Bush's presidential library in April.
Obama and the younger President Bush met in Tanzania at the beginning of July to attend a wreath laying ceremony commemorating the 1998 U.S. Embassy attack in Dar es Salaam.
CNN's Lesa Jansen, Kevin Bohn and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.