Media Advisory: Jeff Gordon to visit Campus Kitchen at UGA Aug. 29

Contacts: Sara Freeland, 706-542-8077, freeland@uga.edu
Jim Dau, 202-434-2560, jdau@aarp.org

Media Advisory: Jeff Gordon to visit Campus Kitchen at UGA Aug. 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 Aug. 29, to work alongside student volunteers from the Campus Kitchen at the University of Georgia, which is 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 pack and prepare meals, Gordon will conduct a question-and-answer session 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 Campus Kitchen at UGA

WHEN: Thursday, August 29 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Media check-in will open at noon.

WHERE: Athens Community Council on Aging, 135 Hoyt St., Athens, Ga. 30601

RSVP: RSVP to Jim Dau at 202-434-2560 or jdau@aarp.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 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.

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