This week Sunoco, Inc. announced a partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware and Philabundance to conduct a major food drive at the Dover International Speedway from June 1 to June 3 during the upcoming NASCAR race weekend.
“We’re proud to be partnering with Sunoco, Philabundance and Dover International Speedway on this critical food drive,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “With one in six Americans depending on emergency food assistance, and more than 25 percent of Delawareans, resources are needed now more than ever. Heightened awareness of the issues of hunger will allow us help address the needs facing so many in our communities.”
“For families in need, summer months are not carefree because of the higher grocery bills that result when kids no longer get school breakfast and lunches available during the school year. Summer months can create a dilemma for thousands of families trying to figure out how to put three meals on the table every day,” said Bill Clark, president and executive director of Philabundance. “Hunger relief organizations across the country experience spikes in need during summer months and a decrease in food donations which makes the Sunoco food drive at Dover International Speedway a critical initiative. We are so grateful to Sunoco for their on-going support, and for this food drive that will help Philabundance restock our shelves to help feed families all summer long.”
“We are excited to partner with Philabundance and the Food Bank of Delaware in this major effort to collect food and raise awareness for hunger relief in the Delaware valley,” said Ruth Clauser, president of the Sunoco Foundation. “With tens of thousands of fans expected to visit Dover International Speedway for three separate race days June 1 through June 3, we hope to raise a significant amount of food supplies.”