ROANOKE CO., Va.—The statistics are sobering. More than 6,000,000 seniors face the threat of hunger.
The AARP is bringing attention to the problem with its sponsorship of Jeff Gordon's #24 Nascar Sprint Cup car.
As race fans get set for NASCAR action this weekend at Martinsville, they can make a stop at the Kroger store at Tanglewood in Roanoke County to see the #24 show car.
To assist in the hunger problem in the region, AARP Drive to End Hunger made a $10,000 donation this morning to Feeding America Southwest Virginia.
"This partnership with AARP and the #24 car brings a lot of attention to a major hunger issue in Southwest Virginia and the nation, and we are so grateful to bring attention to the struggle that millions of seniors live with every day," said Jeremy Butterfield, spokesperson for Feeding America Southwest Virginia. "Often times seniors are having to make the choice between paying for food or medicine and that's simply not a choice that anyone should have to make."
The #24 AARP Drive to End Hunger show car will be outside the Tanglewood Kroger this afternoon from 3-6 p.m. You can make a donation to Feeding America Southwest Virginia at your local Kroger store.