DARLINGTON, S.C. (WMBF) – Danica Patrick spent her off day this week in Darlington helping give back to the Pee Dee community for an afternoon. The Number 10 car driver helped prepare food for a media luncheon at South of Pearl in uptown Darlington, with food provided by Town Hall Restaurant out of Florence.
She then helped stuff bags with food for children while partnering with Carolina's Kids, an organization that helps provide basic necessities to children of Darlington County. It typically donates 712 food bags per week as each new school year approaches.
"It's making a difference," Danica explained on the importance of participating on Tuesday. "In this instance it's food. But (Carolina's Kids) do clothes, they do money for field trips and it's all going toward something. It's not just cash for you to figure out what to do with it, it's money to a field trip, food for your belly. Those are great things to give back and support, especially locally."
Finally, Patrick held a Q & A session with her fans and students of Darlington High School, delivering the message to kids that they should continue to follow their dreams.
She and the rest of NASCAR's best will be in Darlington over Labor Day Weekend to race in the VFW SportClips Help a Hero 200 and the Bojangles' Southern 500. Both will be on WMBF News, with the Xfinity Series race airing on Saturday, September 3rd at 3:30, while the Sprint Cup Series will be Sunday the 4th with a 6:00 p.m. start time.