Fred Beans Automotive Group came in 3rd place in corporate donations at Preston and Steve’s Campout for Hunger and exceeded their last year’s donations by over 4,000 pounds! Campout for Hunger was started in 1998 by Philadelphia’s radio station WMMR to donate to the non-profit organization Philabundance. The week- long event includes celebrity appearances, concerts, a comedy show and even family movie showings, all while donations are collected at the XFinity Live building. This year’s Campout collected 580 tons of food (an enormous 1,161,293 pounds) and $158,995!
Philabundance feeds 90,000 individuals every week throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey through their over 400 agencies (including food cupboards, shelters, emergency kitchens and more). About half of those served are children and senior citizens. From Philabundance- “There are three quarters of a million people in our service area who face hunger every day. Their stories are as diverse as the nine counties served by Philabundance: working families hit hard by the recession, women and children, seniors trying to make ends meet. The one thing they have in common is being part of a food system that desperately needs additional support.”
Fred Beans Automotive recognizes this need in our communities so they set up food donation collection bins at each of its 12 dealerships to collect canned goods for the month of November. They even offered 10% off their service bill in order to encourage more giving. And it paid off! This year was bigger than last and with a total of 46,668 pounds of food (over 23 tons), they loaded up their vans before dawn on December 4, 2015 to drop off their donation. “We are extremely proud of our donation because it is a beautiful reflection of how our community can come together to support those who need our help this holiday season. We couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this great cause.”