Hendrick Automotive donated $80,000 to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina yesterday in Raleigh! This marks a total of $500,000 raised for 27 food banks across the country! In partnership with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Hendrick Automotive Group revealed the overall results of its current year-long, employee-powered fight against hunger. This event included a special appearance by NASCAR driver Kyle Larson, who is conducting a three-city tour today in recognition of food bank partners and Hendrick Automotive Group employee fund-raising efforts in Charlotte, Charleston (South Carolina) and Raleigh (North Carolina). Larson, driver of the No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, is fighting to win his first NASCAR Cup Series title.
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves 34 counties throughout the Raleigh area and distributed nearly 51.7 million pounds of produce to nearly 600,000 people currently facing hunger. Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina advocates on behalf of those who experience hunger and helps empower people to make to make healthy and nutritious food choices. For more information, visit https://foodbankcenc.org/.
Due to the pandemic, Hendrick Automotive Group adjusted its annual Thanksgiving meal drive in 2020 to a “virtual” program in order to continue supporting our food bank partners. It marked the company’s first hunger initiative powered by employee donations, allowing the company to keep its employees safe while continuing to serve our communities during the holidays.
Hendrick Automotive Group is proud to have supported Thanksgiving hunger initiatives since 2001.