Real Stories of Hunger

Ray
Advance, NC

My name is Ray Wright, I live in North Carolina and I work on pit road in NASCAR. I've lived in North Carolina since 2007 but it was 2013 when I learned that North Carolina had the highest percentage of Child Hunger in the United States. Needless to say, this didn't sit well with me. How can kids be hungry in a land as abundant as America? I got to work with my pit crew buddies and we started an organization called Pit Stops for Hope. We immediately teamed up with our local food bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of NW, NC and The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem and we started raising money! Before races on pit road we will sell used lug nuts, used studs, used pit crew gloves and any item we can sell that NASCAR fans will donate for. We've created our own calendars, held multiple fundraisers and do our best to support the organizations that are helping the kids who are battling hunger on a daily basis. We are also working with local schools to help with education and hunger. Pit Stops for Hope believes that education will end hunger. Kids can't learn if they're hungry thus keeping this terrible cycle of hunger roaring out of control. Since we turned in our first check to SHFB back in May 2013, PSFH has donated over $150k to various organizations to combat hunger and excel education in our state. We officially became a non-profit in 2015. The next time you attend a NASCAR event, make sure to stop by pit road before the race and buy a lug nut to feed a hungry child. Check us out at www.pitstopsforhope.org

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