Local car dealer plans inaugural food drive challenge | News

Stuckey Automotive is elated to launch the first-ever Stuckey Automotive Food Bank Challenge among local car dealerships. The teams of Dean Patterson Automotive, Altoona Honda, and Five Star Mitsubishi have accepted the Stuckey Automotive Food Bank Challenge benefitting the St. Vincent de Paul’s Food for Families Soup Kitchen in Altoona. The Challenge will commence Monday, October 11, when the teams will vie to collect the most non-perishable food items. Representatives from each team will gather at Soup Kitchen at the close of the Challenge on Tuesday, December 7, to count the donated food items and proclaim the winning team.

“There is a staggering growth among families, children, and seniors at risk of food hunger here in our community. I believe we can calm the trend, but it’s going to take more than our team or any singular team to make it happen. There is strength in numbers. Fortunately, we just happen know of a few dealerships that share our love for our community and a little friendly competition!” commented Matt Stuckey, president of Stuckey Automotive.

Jean Johnson, general sales manager at Dean Patterson Automotive, recalls, “It’s not every day we get a call from Matt or any competitor, although it was pleasant to receive an invitation to support the Food for Families Soup Kitchen. The program is very dear to us and has long been a haven for those in need. We were quick to accept the Challenge and devise a plan that’s sure to put us on top!”

Throughout the Challenge, non-perishable donations can be dropped-off to a dealership of choice. Donations can also be made to the Soup Kitchen at 2201 Union Avenue in Altoona during select hours.

Dealerships interested in joining the Stuckey Automotive Food Bank Challenge are asked to please contact Karen Beauchamp, Marketing Director, at (814) 693-4866 or [email protected].

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