TALLADEGA, Ala., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drive to End Hunger and Talladega Superspeedway today announced that, on behalf of DTEH, Americrown, Talladega's food and beverage concessions operator, has donated its extra food items from the Aaron's Dream Weekend to the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama.
Drive to End Hunger is AARP and AARP Foundation's national effort to end hunger for older Americans. Donations included breads, produce and other food items.
"This commitment is a huge opportunity to help people who are struggling with hunger in the communities around the racetrack," AARP Foundation President Jo Ann Jenkins said. "Fifty-one million Americans struggle with hunger and six million of them are over 60. This is a problem that if we all work together, we can solve. We're really thrilled that Talladega has joined us in this important fight."
"We are pleased that Talladega Superspeedway, through AARP's Drive to End Hunger, can make a significant difference for people in our community," Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch said. "In Alabama alone, more than 20 percent of people reported not having enough money to buy food in the last year. More than seven percent of seniors in Alabama are at risk of hunger. Particularly in these economic times, we want to do everything we can to support the folks in communities around the track. They are important to us, they are important to the sport, and solving this problem should be important to everyone in America."
For more information or to get involved, visit www.drivetoendhunger.org.
AARP Foundation is AARP's affiliated charity. The Foundation is dedicated to serving vulnerable people 50+ by creating solutions that help them secure the essentials and achieve their best life. AARP Foundation focuses on: hunger, housing, income and isolation as our key mission areas. The Foundation envisions: 'a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable.' Foundation programs are funded by grants, tax-deductible contributions and AARP. For more information about AARP Foundation, please log on to www.aarp.org/foundation.
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