For NASCAR Driver Brennan Poole and his sponsor, Spartan Mosquito, Memorial Day 2020 presents a unique opportunity to take care of Americans and the service people who fight for their freedom. Poole has
donated a portion of his salary to provide 500,000 meals to his hometown of Houston in support of Houston Food Bank during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In that same spirit of giving and celebrating our nation’s heroes, Poole’s
sponsor, Spartan Mosquito has committed $125,000 in mosquito products for the city of Houston’s Veterans this Memorial Day Weekend.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Houston Food Bank is distributing unprecedented amounts of food to those in need, about 1 million pounds a day.
“During this incredibly hard time, it is so important to me to make an impact and provide some relief to the city that built me,” Poole said. “Food fuels our communities. When we support food banks, we directly get food into the hands of those who need it and broaden the strength of our recovery.”
Houston Food Bank is experiencing a 130%-150% increase in demand over the 1.1 million food insecure people in their service area and are serving 128,333 households per week, a 93% increase from this time last year. At 11am EST on Friday, Houston Food Bank CEO Brian Greene will join Brennan Poole on Instagram Live from the food bank warehouse to show the impact of this donation, how they are responding to COVID-19, and what you can do to help their efforts.
“They often say ‘you can take the person out of Texas but you can’t take the Texas out of the person,’ and Brennan is proof of that,” says Brian Greene, President/CEO of Houston Food Bank. “Brennan made a generous donation
during Hurricane Harvey, and now that Houston is facing its greatest need ever as a result of COVID-19, he is once again showing his support for his hometown. On behalf of Houston Food Bank and the tens of thousands of people who will be touched by his generous donation, we thank you.”
“There are so many things we need to honor this Memorial Day and Coca-Cola 600 weekend: our first responders and medical professionals, those greatly affected by COVID-19, and the men and women of the Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. I am so proud to be an American and to wear the Spartan colors this weekend every time I’m on the track,” Poole said.
This weekend, Brennan Poole’s #15 Spartan Mosquito Chevy Camaro will proudly honor SFC. Nathan Ross Chapman from 1st Special Forces Group. Chapman was the first casualty of the GWOT and was killed on January 4,
2002, in Khost Afghanistan. Three members of the Spartan Mosquito family are proud to have also served in the 1st Special Forces Group. Poole is humbled to honor Nathan Ross Chapman at the NASCAR Salutes 600 miles of
Remembrance Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Sunday, May 24th at 6pm EST on FOX.
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