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Circuit of The Americas to Host Food Drive Benefiting Central Texas Food Bank

Posted on April 25, 2022

Written by COTA Team

Central Texans Invited to Drive COTA’s World-Famous Track to Benefit the Community

AUSTIN, TX (April 25, 2022) - Circuit of The Americas announced today that they will host a food drive benefiting Central Texas Food Bank on Sunday, May 8 from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. COTA will welcome Central Texans looking to take a spin on its 3.41-mile track to benefit those at risk of hunger in the community.

“We’re pleased to donate the track for a true ‘drive,’ and challenge everyone to help win the race against hunger,” said Bobby Epstein, COTA Chairman. “Whether you bring a small bag of non-perishable food or fill your entire trunk with cans, everyone will enjoy a ride with family or friends – while bringing help to those in need.”

Every $1 raised provides four meals to the Central Texas community. To receive access to the track, visitors can register online or on-site upon arrival. Participants are invited to bring a non-perishable food item or contribute a cash donation at the event. Guests who donate will be able to coast the track at a maximum speed of 20 MPH and experience the track’s iconic turns and elevation changes. 

In the spring of 2020, COTA hosted a highly successful food drive benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank and raised over $200K in donations. During the last food drive, over 20,000 people visited the track in 7,000 vehicles, and COTA partner Germania Insurance donated $10,000 to the cause.

COTA is inviting fans to participate with the same level of enthusiasm in hopes to give back even more to the central Texas community this year. 

“We’re so excited that this amazing event is returning to benefit the Food Bank,” said Mark Jackson, Chief Development Officer for the Central Texas Food Bank. “The last time the event was held, it raised more than 800,000 meals for our neighbors in need. We couldn’t do what we do without great community partners like our friends at COTA, so come take a spin on the track and help fight hunger in the process.”

To learn more and register for the food drive on Sunday, May 8th, visit TheCircuit.com/Donate. For those who can’t participate, but still wish to donate, please visit the donation page here.