NASCAR Drives Face-Off Against Hunger at Bank of American 500 on October 13 for Glory Foods, Inc.
February 20, 2013
October 2, 2012, Columbus, Ohio – The need for speed will be heightened on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. That’s when NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Drivers David Ragan and David Gilliland have a special head-to-head challenge to see if either can cross the finish line first to win $1 million from Glory Foods, Inc. to benefit the child hunger relief efforts of Feeding America.
“As a NASCAR driver, I always want to win,” Ragan said. “And this race presents an extraordinary opportunity to be of a great help to Feeding America. David Gilliland is my teammate and friend, but I want to be the one responsible for winning $1 million for Feeding America. That’s 8 million meals for children around the country in need of food.”
The Bank of America 500 will be the “Race To Feeding America” campaign’s apex, rounding out a total of five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events in which Glory Foods sponsored the No. 34 of Ragan and the No. 38 of Gilliland.
“From the beginning, when we officially announced the campaign in July, each driver has been proactive in lending his talents to Glory Foods for the campaign,” said Dan
Charna, vice president of operations for Glory Foods.“ Our collaborative work has already impacted lives.”
To date, Glory Foods has donated more than 54,600 pounds of canned goods to member food banks in Charlotte; Gray, Tenn.; Abingdon, Va.; and Salem, Va.; all of which serve race cities of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Glory Foods will exceed its goal of more than 500,000 meals to Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic-hunger relief charity, to aid the nonprofit’s efforts to feed children in need.
NASCAR fans can help by visiting the campaign’s official website, http://www.racetofeedingamerica.org or do,nate to member food banks of Feeding America in their communities.
“No child in America should ever go to bed hungry, but we know there are nearly 16 million children in our country that don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” Gilliland said. “We, at Glory Foods and Front Row Motorsports, believe fewer children will miss meals because of the “Race To Feeding America” campaign.”
About Feeding America
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org Find .us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/FeedingAmerica
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports is a Statesville, N.C.-based race team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Formed in 2005 by restaurant and transportation entrepreneur Bob Jenkins, the team has competed in NASCAR racing in each year since its inception, expanding full-time to the premier Sprint Cup Series in 2009. The team partners with ModSpace, MHP, Scorpion Coatings, Ford Racing and Roush-Yates Racing Engines to field the No. 34 Ford driven by David Ragan and the No. 38 Ford driven by David Gilliland. For sponsorship inquiries contact Mike Laheta, Director of Marketing and Business Affairs, at (440) 773-2701.
About Glory Foods, Inc.
Glory Foods is the category leader in Southern-style, heat-and-serve products including seasoned canned vegetables, cooking bases, hot sauces and fresh greens. Its Southern-style vegetables and side dishes are staples in American homes and offer convenient meal planning solutions for busy families. For more information about Glory Foods, visit http://www.gloryfoods.com on Fa,cebook at http://www.Facebook.com/gloryfoods Twitt,er at http://www.Twitter.com/gloryfoods and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/gloryfoods
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