Children and families in need receive food and personal care items

Feed the Children and Nascar's Ryan Newman deliver food to those in need

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DETROIT - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman is teaming with Feed The Children to deliver a truckload of food and essentials to the Children's Aid Society on Wednesday in Detroit. 

The food and essentials will be distributed to over 400 area children and their families at 3 p.m. at The Family Place, located at 8726 Woodward Avenue.

Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of personal care items. The boxes are designed to help a family of four for up to one week.

Newman chose the community of Detroit in recognition of his top 10 finish in this year's Prelude to the Dream race that took place at Eldora Speedway.

This is one of 10 truckloads of food Feed The Children will send around the country on behalf of the top ten finishers in the Prelude to the Dream racing event.

Children's Aid Society is the oldest child welfare agency in Michigan, providing prevention and intervention services to at risk low income youth, children and families in Southeastern Michigan, according to a press release.

More than one in two children living in Detroit, 53.6 percent is considered impoverished. The number of children living in poverty in Michigan could fill Ford Field more than seven times.

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