The Glen Helps Fuel The Drive to End Hunger Campaign
Extra Food from Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen was Donated to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier
The Glen's donation is in support of the national campaign developed by the AARP Foundation.
WATKINS GLEN, NY – Watkins Glen International is proud to announce that the extra food from the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen weekend was donated to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier on the afternoon of Monday, August 15. Established in 1981, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier has been serving the citizens of Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins Counties for the past 30 years. This opportunity allowed The Glen to give back, once again, to its local community while fulfilling the responsibilities of the national campaign developed by the AARP Foundation.
“We consistently make an effort to positively impact the surrounding area and this was a fabulous opportunity for us,” Watkins Glen International Track President Michael Printup said. “None of the extras from our NASCAR weekend went to waste and we were able to support an outstanding organization in The Food Bank of the Southern Tier.”
The donation of over 3,000 pounds of food was made with the assistance of Americrown, catering and concession subsidiary of parent company International Speedway Corporation (ISC), helping to nourish the 11,000 people served weekly at the Food Bank. Twenty-five percent of whom are senior citizens.
The Drive to End Hunger has received donations from other ISC tracks, including Daytona, Homestead, Kansas, Martinsville, Michigan, Phoenix and Richmond.
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 Foundations 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.
Tickets for the final event of the 2011 season at legendary Watkins Glen International, the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix, September 9-11, are on sale now! Don’t miss one of the largest vintage festivals in the country and see the cars that helped build the history of The Soul of American Road Racing. Fans can order their tickets or get more information by calling the WGI ticket office at 866.461.RACE (7223) or visiting the official website www.TheGlen.com. Gift certificates and track merchandise can all be purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen. The Shop is open Monday – Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday—Saturday, 9:00 a.m. –8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Keep up with the latest happenings at The Glen by visiting the official Watkins Glen International Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/watkinsgleninternational, and following WGI on Twitter, @WGI.