Drive To End Hunger Food Drives Take California

Non-race fans and race fans alike peeked with great interest inside the AARP Drive to End Hunger No. 24 car today at a food drive in Fontana, Calif, site of Sunday's Auto Club 400.

While four-time NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon wasn't there, his fans donning jackets, buttons and T-shirts took several self-portraits with the burgundy and black Chevy Impala and the-can't-be missed bright yellow 2-4.

Food Drives

The food drive benefitted the Second Harvest Food Bank of Riverside, which distributes roughly 23 million pounds of food each year. They also deliver goods to some 4,000 low-income seniors. Six million people aged 60+ struggle daily to provide food for themselves or their family. In California, 19.9 percent of its residents reported not having enough money to buy food last year and is ranked 18th for senior risk of hunger.

If you can't make it to a Drive to End Hunger event, you can always donate by texting "HUNGER" to 50555. Get event information, Jeff stats, and other fun facts by following Drive to End Hunger on Twitter ( @drive2endhunger) or on Facebook (

Search AARP Blogs

Related Posts
February 04, 2016 09:00 AM
When Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I knew he would need all of his senses to help interpret the world around him and balance his changing cognitive abilities. But he has hearing impairment and limited vision (glaucoma plus visual-processing problems associated with Alzheimer’s). Even though there is only so much I can do about the visual issues, I assumed  hearing aids would solve his auditory problems. I was wrong. The good news is that we eventually discovered a surprisingly simple solution.
February 01, 2016 10:00 AM
The phone rang one day when I was at work. It was my mom. “Come right away, Elaine, we need you,” she said. Mom had just driven Pop to the emergency room. I knew Pop must have been very sick, because Mom hadn’t driven a car in years.
January 21, 2016 01:00 PM
I have been both a live-in caregiver and a long-distance caregiver. In fact, currently, I’m really both. My dad lives with me (as do my sister and her two sons at the moment), and I also travel for work, about a week every month. I’ve learned to manage my loved ones’ care no matter where I am. Here are some of my tips for other long-distance caregivers.