400 Families to Receive Food and Essentials

BRISTOL, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2012) On Thursday, Oct. 18, Feed The Children, in partnership with Speedway Children’s Charities and Speedway Children’s Charities Bristol Motor Speedway Chapter, will distribute a truckload of food and essentials to help 400 families. The distribution will begin at 4 p.m. at Bristol Motor Speedway (151 Speedway Blvd.) in Bristol and is part of a nationwide effort by Feed The Children and Speedway Children’s Charities to help families in need.

Feed The Children has partnered with United Way of Bristol TN/VA, to pre-identify the 400 families who will each receive a 25-pound box of food and a box of personal care items.  The items distributed by volunteers are designed to help a family of four for a week.

This year, Feed The Children and Speedway Children’s Charities will deliver an estimated 540,000 pounds of food and supplies to those in need on behalf of Bristol Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and New Hampshire Motor. In all, Feed The Children’s distributions in partnership with Speedway Children’s Charities will reach 10,800 families.

“We are excited once again to work with Speedway Children’s Charities and Bristol Motor Speedway to provide help and hope to people who have been affected by today’s economy,” said Kevin Hagan, Feed The Children President and CEO. “Our continued partnership will mean that more children and families in these communities will have food on their table.”

“Speedway Children’s Charities is honored to continue our work and mission with such a supportive partner as Feed The Children. We look forward to helping more children across this great nation.” Said Maj./Gen. Tom Sadler, USAF (ret.), Executive Director for Speedway Children’s Charities.

Feed The Children
Since 1979, Feed The Children has consistently ranked as one of the largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Our mission is providing hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. Feed The Children delivers 350,000 meals a day around the globe and provides food and essentials to all 50 states. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org

Speedway Children’s Charities
Speedway Children's Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. SCC provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Our vision is that every child has the same opportunities no matter what obstacle they are facing. For more information, visit www.speedwaycharities.org.

United Way of Bristol TN/VA
United Way of Bristol TN/VA brings together resources to help people in our community live healthy, productive lives.  As part of our work to help the residents of our community enhance their lives, United Way of Bristol TN/VA undertakes a number of strategic initiatives and community partnerships that pull resources together to bring about improvements in Bristol TN and VA, Bluff City and Blountville.  For more information, visit www.unitedwaybristol.org.



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