GREENSBORO -- About 250 generous volunteers took time out of their busy schedules Tuesday to pack meals for thousands of Tar Heel seniors in need who depend on food banks.
North Carolina ranks seventh among states for the number of older people threatened by hunger.
This program, sponsored by AARP, is part of a larger effort to feed one million hungry seniors throughout the state, and The King of NASCAR was there to lend his support.
"To be able to come out and see all the people try to help, makes you feel good,” said Richard Petty.
"As I watch my father age and juggle his money, I know food is the last thing on his list, and we have to remind him to eat,” said volunteer Marion Moxley. “As I age also, it's important that I know there's some resources out there for me."
For more information on how your work, civic, or church group can get involved with the Drive to End Hunger project, visit drivetoendhunger.org/meals