New Partnership Formed with Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana
Anderson, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – Anderson Speedway announced today it has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana to promote hunger relief in Madison and surrounding counties. The goal is to raise money and educate race fans of the opportunities to assist struggling families in Anderson and greater Madison County.
“We do not want anyone to go hungry” stated Rick Dawson, President of Anderson Speedway. “We are proud to be able to use our facilities to raise money for many charities and we are proud to name the Second Harvest Food Bank as the official charity of Anderson Speedway”.
Started in 1983, Second Harvest Food Bank was created to help alleviate hunger in East Central Indiana. Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana services eight counties including Madison County. They also provide food to over 115 pantries in these counties. They service over 70,000 people each year through partner agencies, community tailgates, school pantry programs, and Forward S.T.E.P.S (Support Transforming Empowerment Pathways to Sustainability). The food bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief agency.
Through Anderson Speedway, this partnership is hoping to help raise money to provide 40,000 meals for members of the community. Rick Dawson, President of Anderson Speedway, started the campaign with a donation to provide 2000 meals. The speedway will also be used as a platform to reach out and teach the community about hunger relief. Food insecurity affects just under 20,000 people (6,000 children) in Madison County. In 2017, Madison County received over 2.2M pounds through Second Harvest which was the highest total of all 8 counties serviced by Second Harvest Food Bank.
“Second Harvest is very excited to partner with Anderson Speedway to help drive awareness and provide significant impact in hunger relief for thousands of families.” said Tim Kean, President & CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank.
Race fans can expect to see Second Harvest Food Bank present at the 70th Annual Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW-GM. They will be visible on The Tin Plate Fine Food and Spirits Pole Day and the Parallax Power Supply Bump Day. During those two days, Second Harvest Food Bank will be educating the community about their efforts and continued focus to end hunger. They will also be accepting voluntary admission for both days. Any fan that donates $100 or more will receive a suite ticket. The experience will give fans access to the suites where food will be provided. Special driver appearances will take place throughout the event. For more information about the special experience contact Anderson Speedway today. You will also see added signage, social media presence, and videos at Anderson Speedway events.
The best ways for fans to get involved is by donating online at www.curehunger.org or by volunteering. Second Harvest has many volunteer opportunities including working in the warehouse, staffing food distribution events, and other opportunities. They have an “Open Door Volunteer Policy” for volunteering. This means you can volunteer anytime Monday through Friday between the hours of 9AM and 4:30PM, except for major holidays. Second Harvest Food Bank is located in Muncie, Indiana at 6621 N. Old SR 3 Muncie, IN 47303.
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