Jeff Gordon

An Early Lead for Jeff Gordon Doesn’t Pan Out, but Drive to End Hunger Still Wins

Posted on 02/25/2013 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringWhat happens behind the scenes at a NASCAR race is just as important as what takes place on the track, and that was the case for four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon and the Drive to End Hunger #24 Chevrolet at this year’s Daytona 500, a history-making edition of NASCAR‘s biggest race. Jeff started second, behind Danica Patrick, the first woman not only to earn the coveted pole position but also to lead a lap at Daytona and to finish …

NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon Ends the Year With Many Victories!

Posted on 12/5/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringIt’s been a big fall for Jeff Gordon, who has been behind the wheel of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet for nearly two years, helping AARP Foundation raise millions of dollars to help feed nearly 9 million older people age 50+ who are struggling with hunger in the U.S. Last week, the National Motorsports Press Association awarded him the prestigious Myers Brothers Award for his contributions to NASCAR. On Nov. 18, just after Jeff ended the NASCAR …

Jeff Gordon’s Motto: Never Give Up

Posted on 09/9/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringBy all accounts, four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon drove the best race of his life last night at Richmond International Speedway, cinching one of the two coveted Wild Card spot in the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup. “I went from last week to being the most disappointed I’ve ever been to finish second to the most excited I’ve ever been to finish second,” said Gordon to the press. While Gordon led the lead lap at the start of …

From Experience to Empathy: Why NASCAR fans back Drive to End Hunger

Posted on 07/13/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThis is a guest post by Stefani Norris. Norris lives in Chicago and works in the sports media industry. Through his support of Drive to End Hunger, Jeff Gordon has helped raise awareness of the plight of nearly 9 million older Americans at risk of hunger – and with that increased awareness comes more donations of food and funds to help solve the hunger problem. Taking a “see for yourself” stance to help communicate the reality of hunger among older …

One Million Meals……Done!

Posted on 05/28/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringFor three days, thousands of volunteers came together in Charlotte, North Carolina, to pack nutritious meals, have fun and make a significant impact in the lives of the 9% of North Carolinians age 50+ who face the threat of hunger each day. The goal: pack and donate one million meals to be distibuted statewide. We kicked off the things in Greensboro at United Healthcare where 250 employees packed 60,000 meals in less than eight hours. NASCAR great Richard Petty stopped …

Volunteer With Jeff Gordon to End Senior Hunger

Posted on 05/11/2012 by | Home & Family blogger | Comments

VolunteeringWhat do Jeff Gordon, James “JB” Brown, Martina Navratilova, me and you have in common? We can all end senior hunger, together. In case you haven’t heard, there’s a pretty big NASCAR race coming up. While we all love the pomp and circumstance around All-Star week culminating with the Coca-Cola 600 on May 26, there’s a week in between where Drive to End Hunger is set to box one million meals  for older North Carolina residents. And we can’t do it …