Lucas Oil Speedway’s night at the races benefits Ozarks Food Harvest
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Lucas Oil Speedway and KOLR 10 are offering free admission to the races in Wheatland on Saturday, July 29 when event-goers donate four nonperishable food items for Ozarks Food Harvest.
Donations for admission will be collected the night of the race near an Ozarks Food Harvest truck at the main gate. Donors will receive one free ticket for every four nonperishable food items given. Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 7 p.m. and racing is at 7:30 p.m. Food donations will also support Ozarks Food Harvest’s member food pantry in Wheatland, Hickory County C.A.R.E.S.
“This is always one of our most popular and important events each season and our fans always rise to the occasion to help out a great cause,” said Dan Robinson, Lucas Oil Speedway general manager. “We’re happy to again partner with our friends at KOLR 10 and the Ozarks Food Harvest for a night that will make a difference for those in need.”
Through this partnership that began in 2008, Lucas Oil helped collect nearly 46,400 pounds of food for Ozarks Food Harvest, providing over 38,600 meals to those in need.
Last year, event attendees donated a record 9,825 pounds of food. Lucas Oil Speedway and KOLR 10 hope to collect enough food for another record year to help feed hungry children, families and seniors in southwest Missouri.
“This is our largest one-day food drive of the year,” said Bart Brown, president/CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest. “It’s a fun opportunity for families that also gives back. We’re grateful for our partnership with Lucas Oil and KOLR 10.”
The speedway is located at 700 E. Highway 54 in Wheatland, and directions can be found at lucasoilspeedway.com. Regular admission is $12 for adults ages 16 and up, $9 for military and seniors ages 62 and up and $5 for youth ages 6 to 15. A list of most needed items can be found on The Food Bank’s website at ozarksfoodharvest.org/foodrive.
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About Ozarks Food Harvest — The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, providing food to 270 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties serving 261,000 unduplicated individuals. The Food Bank provides 16.4 million meals annually.