Yesterday was a great day of alleviating senior hunger! We spent the afternoon with more than 350 Chase associates at their downtown Wilmington location. Thanks to their help we were able to create 360 senior meal boxes in one hour for distribution in the coming weeks! Associates lined up and filled up boxes with household staples such as peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, fruit juice, pasta and other canned goods!
The tent was buzzing with activity as Chase associates and Food Bank staff awaited the arrival of Jeff Gordon! The Chase event took place as part of AARP’s Drive to End Hunger initiative – an effort to combat the issue of hunger among older Americans. Gordon drives the No.24 Drive to End Hunger Cheverolet and has championed the issue of senior hunger. He lended a hand yesterday and even created his own box for a Delaware senior in need!
In 2011 and 2012, Chase will automatically donate $0.03 for every purchase made with the AARP Visa Card, as well as $1 for each new account opened—up to $2 million each year—to Drive to End Hunger. To date, AARP Foundation has raised more than $12 million to combat hunger among older Americans. Since the beginning of the NASCAR season, Drive to End Hunger has donated more than 3 million meals through local hunger relief organizations.
This evening we will receive a check for $10,000 at an AARP Delaware-sponsored food drive outside the Dover Mall as part of the NASCAR festivities taking place at Dover International. The first 65 fans to donate a non-perishable food item at the Drive to End Hunger display starting at 4 p.m. today will receive a wristband to the autograph session at 7:15 p.m.
Thank you to Chase and AARP for helping to “Drive Out” hunger from our community!
Here are some more pictures from yesterdays volunteer event at Chase!