SPRINGFIELD, MO — February 16, 2020) — U.S. poverty rates have seen the sharpest increase since the 1960s as the country continues to grapple with economic effects of Covid-19, according to recent data. An additional 8 million people nationwide are now considered poor. This week, Convoy of Hope will continue its efforts to supply families with basic needs by partnering with NASCAR Foundation, Joey Logano Foundation, Daytona International Speedway and ONE DAYTONA for a Covid-19 Food and Supply Distribution.
The contactless distribution event will take place Wednesday, February 17th between 3:30-6:30 p.m. ET at ONE DAYTONA shopping center in Daytona Beach, Florida, located adjacent to the Daytona International Speedway.
Open to the public, the contactless distribution will supply bags of groceries, water, hygiene supplies, Bombas socks and gardens-in-a-bag, while supplies last.
“We are determined to serve families struggling during these difficult days,” said Kirk Noonan, who leads the Convoy Nation for Convoy of Hope. “We’re grateful for all the partners who will come together to serve guests of honor in Daytona.”
This is the second year Convoy of Hope and NASCAR have partnered to serve families and communities in need. Convoy of Hope has distributed more than 200 million meals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator since 2002. Convoy of Hope has served more than 160 million people