HAMPTON, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — A combined local effort to help needy families is planned for later this week at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, according to their website.
The Speedway is partnering with Hampton Elementary School and the Atlanta Community Food Bank to set up a mobile market, where they will distribute a variety of produce and other food items.READ MORE: Authorities Have Identified The Suspect Who Attacked Author Salman Rushdie
The market will open at the Speedway on Friday, April 17, and Friday, April 24 at 11 a.m.
Organizers said they will open up the market to all Hampton residents and families, and they can get up to 40 pounds of food at no charge while supplies last.READ MORE: Anne Heche's Son Mourns His Mother
Officials said they served more than 500 families at a prior event held by the Food Bank and Hampton Elementary on April 3, and as a whole, that mobile market provided more than 2,200 people with food items.
“Our Speedway has always had a sense of community. We take pride in looking for ways to give back to Henry County and the residents of the surrounding area, particularly during these uncertain times,” said AMS Executive Vice President and General Manager Brandon Hutchison on the AMS website. “That’s why we’re proud to be teaming up with Hampton Elementary and the Atlanta Community Food Bank to put on these market days and make a positive difference for Hampton families.”MORE NEWS: Trump Lawyer Claimed No Classified Material Was At Mar-A-Lago In Signed Letter To The Justice Department
Families participating in the event should take the main entrance off of Highway 19/41. Organizers said they’ll put the pre-bagged items in their backseats or trunks when they arrive.