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COTA Provides More Than 1.6 Million Meals To Central Texas Food Bank

Posted on May 11, 2020

Written by COTA Staff

AUSTIN, TX (Monday, May 11) – On Sunday, May 10, for the first time ever, Circuit of the Americas (COTA) opened up its track to support those in need on behalf of Central Texas Food Bank. During the event, COTA collected food and monetary donations and raised over $200K in donations, which will provide over 1.6 million meals to the Central Texas community. Over 20,000 people and 400 dogs visited the track in 7,000 vehicles for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a drive on the world-famous 3.4-mile track. $1 can provide up to 8 meals, according to the Central Texas Food Bank. People can continue to support the Central Texas Food Bank through online donations.

"The Food Drive was a great success, it was so nice to see people safely come together and support such a great cause, especially in these uncertain times” said COTA Founder and Chairman, Bobby Epstein. “It was a wonderful day with perfect weather and people were just having a blast - it felt really good to see. Hats off to the volunteers and participants, they should be very proud. The atmosphere was lively, and the spirit of giving was awesome.”

COTA partner Germania Insurance as well as COTA and Austin Bold FC both donated $10,000 to the cause. 

ABOUT CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS:

Experience the unfiltered thrill of being alive at Circuit of The Americas, in Austin, TX.  Feel the rush of the world’s greatest drivers competing in motorsport’s biggest events.  Get lost in the music of the hottest musical acts as they perform live at Austin’s largest outdoor music venue. Take charge of your own 602 horsepower race car as part of our exciting driving experiences. Experience the thrill of racing others at the COTA Karting track. Inspire your most valuable stakeholders in our expansive meeting and hospitality spaces designed for large groups and private or corporate events. At Circuit of The Americas there is fun at every turn.

For more information and to download videos and photos, visit www.thecircuit.com. For an experience as unique as Austin and a rush you’ll never forget, visit Circuit of The Americas, where exhilaration happens!

ABOUT GERMANIA INSURANCE:

Founded in 1896, Germania Insurance provides auto, property, and life insurance for thousands of Texans. It is the largest farm mutual insurance company in Texas and one of the top companies for independent agents. Germania is a proud Texas company, exclusively providing protection and insurance services for Texans for over 120 years.

ABOUT CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK:

The mission of Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. Founded in 1981, the Food Bank provides food and grocery products through a network of about 300 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 50,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas, an area about twice the size of Massachusetts. For more information on the Food Bank and its programs, visit centraltexasfoodbank.org.