According the American Association of Retired Persons, the 'face' of hunger in America is getting younger, as more middle-aged Americans struggle to make ends meet. Today, driver Jeff Gordon and NASCAR fans in Charlotte, North Carolina will be doing their part to help.
FOX News Radio's "Trackside" Marghiee Teshineh reports:
When the AARP Foundation's Drive to End Hunger Initiative, signed on to sponsor Jeff Gordon's car, he was shocked to learn it wasn't just seniors on fixed incomes that are going without food.
(Gordon) "More than nine million older Americans, fifty and over, dealing with these hunger issues."
And Gordon says hunger is sparing no part of the country.
(Gordon) "A lot of the areas that we race in in those markets are areas being affected by hunger."
Gordon will be part of a team of volunteers packaging meals at the Charlotte Convention Center. The goal: to distribute one million meals to needy North Carolina residents.
Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News Radio.
Editor's Note: Volunteers will be packing meals this Thursday and Friday along with Gordon and other celebrities including tennis great Martina Navratilova. For more information go to drivetoendhunger.org