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Jeff Gordon to Help Campus Kitchen Student Volunteers in Athens on 8/29

Driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet to help Campus Kitchen at UGA prepare meals, conduct Q&A for local seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              

August 19, 2013

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Jim Dau

202-434-2560 | @AARPMedia | media@aarp.org

JEFF GORDON TO HELP CAMPUS KITCHEN STUDENT VOLUNTEERS IN ATHENS ON 8/29. 

Driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet to help Campus Kitchen at UGA prepare meals, conduct Q&A for local seniors.

ATHENS, GA–Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will visit the Athens Community Council on Aging on Thursday, August 29th, to work alongside student volunteers from the Campus Kitchen at UGA (CKUGA), part of the nationwide Campus Kitchens network that rescues excess food to provide healthy meals to older adults in need. Gordon will be joined by leaders from AARP Foundation, which leads Drive to End Hunger; and from The Campus Kitchens Project and the Campus Kitchen at UGA, whose senior hunger outreach work is supported by the Foundation.

After helping unload food and prepare meals, Gordon will conduct a question-and-answer session for seniors and take questions from the media.

WHAT:           Jeff Gordon joins student volunteers from Campus Kitchen at UGA to pack meals, talk with                         local seniors.

WHO:            Jeff Gordon, four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion and driver of the #24 Drive to                                  End Hunger Chevrolet SS.

                      Jo Ann Jenkins, President, AARP Foundation

                      Laura Toscano, Director, The Campus Kitchens Project

                      Student volunteers from the Campus Kitchen at UGA

WHEN:           Thursday, August 29 from 12:30 – 1:30

WHERE:         Athens Community Council on Aging

                     135 Hoyt Street

                     Athens, GA  30601

RSVP:           Please RSVP to Jim Dau (media@aarp.org, 202-434-2560)

 

About AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people, strengthen communities, work more efficiently and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is AARP’s affiliated charity. Learn more at www.aarpfoundation.org.

About Campus Kitchen at UGA

Campus Kitchen at UGA is a program of the University of Georgia Office of Service-Learning and a part of a growing national network of schools called the Campus Kitchens Project. At UGA, this hunger relief initiative gives students in service-learning courses the opportunity to learn about community food issues by creating healthy meals delivered directly to grandparents and seniors using otherwise wasted food collected from local grocery stores and restaurants as well as fresh produce from community gardens. The UGA Office of Service-Learning is jointly supported by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction and the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach. For more information on the UGA Campus Kitchen Project, see http://servicelearning.uga.edu/campuskitchen.

About The Campus Kitchens Project

The Campus Kitchens Project is a national organization that empowers student volunteers to fight hunger in their community. On 33 university and high school campuses across the country, students transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers’ markets into meals that are delivered to local agencies serving those in need. By taking the initiative to run a community kitchen, students develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills, along with a commitment to serve their community, that they will carry with them into future careers. Each Campus Kitchen goes beyond meals by using food as a tool to promote poverty solutions, implement garden initiatives, participate in nutrition education, and convene food policy events.  To support our work or learn how to start a Campus Kitchen at your school, visit www.campuskitchens.org.

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