The NASCAR Foundation, Joey Logano Foundation, ONE DAYTONA, and Daytona International Speedway Host Successful Convoy of Hope Food Distribution
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
With the start of the NASCAR season underway following the Daytona 500 this past weekend, the NASCAR Foundation, Joey Logano Foundation, ONE DAYTONA, and Daytona International Speedway partnered with Convoy of Hope to distribute 35,000 pounds of food, water, and supplies to approximately 1,000 families in the Daytona Beach area.
The event was contactless and took place in ONE DAYTONA’s northwest parking lot, where nearly 1,000 families participated in the drive-thru food distribution event, in a safe and socially distanced manner, according to a release.
“Our Foundation’s mission is giving back to children and young adults in times of need and with the pandemic, we see an immediate need,” stated Joey Logano, NASCAR Cup Series star. “We are thankful we can continue to race and visit the communities on our NASCAR schedule, but we recognize that with limited fans attending our events, we aren’t making the same economic impact in these markets. By partnering with The NASCAR Foundation at the season start, we can make an immediate impact for a lot of folks in Daytona Beach. That’s what it’s all about.”
Each family received four bags of food and supplies, along with a case of Dasani water that was provided by Coca-Cola.
This was the fifth event that both Foundations completed partnering with the Convoy of Hope at Darlington Raceway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and Phoenix Raceway, providing $175,000 total in support to these racing communities.
“We are proud to host this food distribution event immediately following the DAYTONA 500,” said Nichole Krieger, Executive Director, The NASCAR Foundation. “We have been a proud partner alongside the Joey Logano Foundation and Convoy of Hope since the pandemic began to bring more than 180,000 pounds of food and supplies to 4,000 families in our racing communities in need. We couldn’t be happier to work with ONE DAYTONA and Daytona International Speedway to reach the local community right here in our hometown of Daytona Beach.”
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