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Meal Donations after Fontana Race top 216,000

Posted By Jen Martin On April 1, 2011 @ 7:56 pm In Create the Good | No Comments

Just weeks into the NASCAR season and the Drive to End Hunger [1] has provided more than 216,000 meals for hungry seniors. Building momentum for the initiative, four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon and the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet Team finished 18th at Sunday’s Auto Club Speedway [2] 400 in Fontana, Calif., and look for their eighth win this weekend at Martinsville Speedway [3].

Last week AARP Foundation [4] made a $10,000 donation on behalf of Drive to End Hunger to Second Harvest Food Bank Serving Riverside & San Bernardino Counties [5], near Fontana, Calif., to help feed hungry seniors in the Inland Empire. Along with food donations collected during a special event and food drive at Ralphs in Fontana, the effort provided more than 70,000 meals to Second Harvest.

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With this check, the food bank can serve 70,000 meals.

“We’re so pleased to be making a difference for people struggling with hunger  in California and around the country, said AARP Foundation President Jo Ann Jenkins. “We congratulate Jeff and the team on a great race this weekend and thank NASCAR fans, and everyone who has donated, for their support.

Read more HERE [7].

To read Patti’s race experience in Fontana, click HERE [8].


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URLs in this post:

[1] Drive to End Hunger: http://www.drivetoendhunger.org

[2] Auto Club Speedway: http://www.autoclubspeedway.com/?homepage=true

[3] Martinsville Speedway: http://www.martinsvillespeedway.com/?homepage=true

[4] AARP Foundation: http://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/

[5] Second Harvest Food Bank Serving Riverside & San Bernardino Counties: http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx?zip=92504

[6] Image: http://aarpblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/263428949.jpg

[7] HERE: http://www.aarp.org/about-aarp/press-center/info-04-2011/jeff_gordon_and_drive_to_end_hunger_chevy_head_to_martinsville.html

[8] HERE: http://blog.aarp.org/2011/03/29/nascar-apology-letter/

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