Skagit County, WA – Skagit Speedway has collected money as part of their successful Skagit Speedway Champions 4 Community Food Drive for the last three years. This year’s Food Drive proved to be just as successful!
On Saturday, December 16th, four division champions met at the Burlington Costco for a fun day of shopping! Kelsey Carpenter, Sportsman Champion, Kevin Smith, Modified Champion, Vance Hibbard, Tuner Champion and Tristin Thomas, Midget Champion spent the morning filling flat-bed shopping carts with an assortment of food items that they then donated to the Skagit Food Distribution Center.
According to a press release from Cole Bitzenburg, Manager of the Skagit Food Distribution Center, the annual Skagit Speedway Champions 4 Community Food Drive is a combined efforts of the drivers, owners, teams, and racing fans. The group raised enough money to be able to purchase and deliver 4,380 pounds of food to the Skagit Food Distribution Center. The distribution center then dispersed the food to the 14 local food banks in Skagit County.
“Community Action of Skagit County would like to Thank Skagit Speedway and all those who contributed to the Champions 4 Community Food Drive”, said Bitzenburg.
The Skagit Food Distribution Center is a partnership between Skagit County and Community Action of Skagit County. Established in 2006 as our county’s first ever centralized Food Bank Distribution Center, the facility allows the county’s food banks and hot meal programs to effectively work as partners, streamlining services, saving time and money – and it promises to yield more food for our county’s hungriest families. The Skagit Food Distribution Center is primarily funded by local private donations. www.communityactionskagit.org
Community Action fosters and advocates for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County. Now in our third decade of service to our community, Community Action groups our circle of support into eight areas: Family Stability; Housing Support and Homeless Prevention; Financial Stability; Employment Skills; Education and Literacy; Health; Food and Nutrition; and Community Engagement. Our mission-driven agency stabilizes lives, equips people for success, and strengthens our community. Visit www.CommunityActionSkagit.org for more information.
Skagit Speedway is located at 4796 Old Highway 99 North in Alger, WA. Learn More at www.SkagitSpeedway.com