NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan gave back to his hometown of Unadilla, Georgia on Saturday by distributing food with Feed the Children. Ragan was the highest bidder for a hauler full of food at the Waltrip Brothers Charity Championship event last month and he spent the day helping to distribute food and essentials to 400 families in the area.
Feed the Children’s partner agency, The Lord’s Pantry, pre-identified families to each receive a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of items that included shampoo, conditioner, lotion, personal-care items and a box of assorted Avon products.
“I am excited to partner with Feed the Children and The Lord’s Pantry to help provide meals for 400 families in my hometown of Unadilla and Dooly County,” Ragan said. “During the Waltrip Brothers Charity Championship event, I met the Feed the Children group and learned how they can impact a community like mine. During this Christmas season, it will be a blessing to provide help for families in need.”
Feed the Children is one of the largest U.S-based charities. Through its network of agencies in 2014, Feed the Children distributed more than $344 million food, essentials, educational supplies and medicine, impacting close to 9 million individuals in the U.S. and more than 4.9 million individuals internationally.
Ragan will also participate in the 127th Rose Parade on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 with Shriners Hospitals for Children. Ragan will be one of 11 float riders to be part of the 2016 float, Fezzy Races to Adventure.