Fri., August 30, 2013 9:00am (EDT)

NASCAR's Gordon Packs Meals For Athens Hungry
By Associated Press
Updated: 11 months ago

ATHENS, Ga.  —  
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is spotlighting efforts to help the hungry during a visit to the University of Georgia. Gordon on Thursday helped student volunteers from Campus Kitchen at UGA pack meals and deliver food to two families who are part of the Athens Community Council on Aging's Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program. (Photo Courtesy of University of Georgia.)
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is spotlighting efforts to help the hungry during a visit to the University of Georgia. Gordon on Thursday helped student volunteers from Campus Kitchen at UGA pack meals and deliver food to two families who are part of the Athens Community Council on Aging's Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program. (Photo Courtesy of University of Georgia.)
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is spotlighting efforts to help the hungry during a visit to the University of Georgia.

Gordon on Thursday helped student volunteers from Campus Kitchen at UGA pack meals and deliver food to two families who are part of the Athens Community Council on Aging's Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program.

Gordon later met with Coach Mark Richt and football players to discuss the importance of helping others.

The trip was part of AARP's and AARP Foundation's Drive to End Hunger, which was launched in 2010 to raise awareness about the problem of hunger among those 50 years and older.

Campus Kitchen at UGA is run by students and is part of a national network of 33 universities and schools that work together to combat hunger in their communities.