FORT WORTH, Texas (March 25, 2019)
The Texas chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities has been named the 2019 recipient of the Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Million Meals Award during a March 25 reception at Morris Foundation Distribution Center at Tarrant Area Food Bank.
The Million Meals Award was presented to Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter for its many years of partnership and support, which has allowed Tarrant Area Food Bank to serve more than one million meals to its neighbors in need.
“Speedway Children’s Charities is honored to be chosen by Tarrant Area Food Bank to receive the Million Meals Award,” Speedway Children’s Charities Texas Chapter Executive Director Marissa Chaney said. “We are very proud of the partnership between our organizations and appreciate all Tarrant Area Food Bank does to feed families in our community.”
This is the fifth time the Million Meals Award has been presented. The Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas chapter joins Bank of America, American Airlines, City of Fort Worth and Caliber Collision as local entities which were previously honored.
“Speedway Children’s Charities is one of our few corporate partners more dedicated to addressing child hunger in Fort Worth,” said TAFB Chief Development Officer Stephen Reaside who presented the award. “Speedway Children’s Charities has gone above and beyond the call and because of that support, we’ve been able to provide over one million meals to our neighbors in need in Tarrant County.”
Tarrant Area Food Bank is the primary source of donated food for hunger-relief charities and feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties.
About Tarrant Area Food Bank
TARRANT AREA FOOD BANK (TAFB), based in Fort Worth, holds the belief that all people deserve regular, nutritious meals. TAFB works to empower communities to eliminate hunger by providing food, education and resources through innovation and collaboration. Through a network of 270 Partner Agencies, TAFB serves 13 counties in North Texas. Learn more at tafb.org and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter
SCC-Texas Chapter has made a lasting impact on children in North Texas since its inception in 1997 by awarding more than $10.85 million in grants to area children's organizations. The funds are raised through special events held throughout the year, with the majority of them centered on the three major race weeks at Texas Motor Speedway.
About Texas Motor Speedway
Texas Motor Speedway, with a crowd capacity in excess of 190,000, is among the largest sports stadiums in the United States and features an array of amenities such as the world's largest TV that make it one of the premier venues in the world of sports. The 1.5-mile superspeedway located in Fort Worth hosts all three NASCAR national series as well as the NTT IndyCar Series among its various races and specialty events throughout the year. Since opening in 1997, Texas Motor Speedway has generated an annual economic impact of approximately $300 million to the North Texas region. Texas Motor Speedway is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., a publicly traded company that is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. For more information, please visit texasmotorspeedway.com.
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