Hightower Trail Elementary students and parents raced to build replicas of NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon's racecar out of boxes and cans of food on Thursday evening as part of AARP and BJ's awarness campaign, "Drive to End Hunger."
Each of six teams of students, with the assistance of adults, used 24 cans and boxes of foods, such as oatmeal, canned pasta, green beans, and peas to make a replica of car #24 at the Conyers BJ's on Dogwood Drive.
The members of the winning team were: Adult advisor Charles Lyons, HTE fourth graders Jennifer Angeil, Aniya Drammeh, Austen Lyons, Charlie Garrett and Conyers Middle School students Samuel Lyons and Jaime Angeil.
That food was then donated to Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection in Conyers, one of the 700 partner agencies of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
AARP of Georgia spokesperson Ed Van Herik pointed out one in 11 seniors in Georgia is likely to go to bed hungry on any given night.
For more information on the "Drive to End Hunger" campaign, go to http://drivetoendhunger.org/