On Tuesday, May 24, Feed The Children, in partnership with Speedway Children's Charities, will deliver two truckloads of food and essentials to the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County, 247 Spring St. NW in Concord. The distribution will begin at 4 p.m. and is the first event in a nationwide effort by Feed The Children and Speedway Children's Charities to help families in areas surrounding racing venues. The event is one of many that Speedway Children's Charities is involved in during race week for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County has pre-identified the 600 families who will receive a 25-pound box of food, a 10-pound box of personal care items and a box of Avon products. The items distributed are designed to help a family of four for a week.

This year, Feed The Children and Speedway Children's Charities will deliver an estimated 500,000 pounds of food and supplies to those in need in areas surrounding Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. In all, Feed The Children's distributions in partnership with Speedway Children's Charities will reach 10,000 families.

"We are excited to work with Speedway Children's Charities to provide help and hope to people who have been affected by today's economy," said Travis Arnold, Feed The Children Chief Operations Officer. "This partnership will mean that more children and families in these communities will have food on their table."

"Speedway Children's Charities is honored to continue our work and mission with such a supportive partner as Feed the Children. We look forward to helping more children across this great nation." Said Maj./Gen. Tom Sadler, USAF (ret.), Executive Director for Speedway Children's Charities.

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Feed The Children

Founded in 1979, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the 10 largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters. In FY 2010, Feed The Children distributed more than 133 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org

Speedway Children's Charities

Speedway Children's Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. SCC provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Our vision is that every child has the same opportunities no matter what obstacle they are facing. For more information, visit www.speedwaycharities.org.