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Fred Beans Automotive Group launches annual food drive

BOYERTOWN — The Fred Beans Automotive Group has kicked of its annual year-end campaign to fight hunger.

During its Race to 3000 sales challenge, Fred Beans will set aside a percentage of every sale and service bill in December for food pantries in areas where the automotive group operates.

The goal this year is to provide 50,000 meals through both food and monetary donations, the company said.

Last year, with the assistance of customers and employees, Fred Beans surpassed the goal by providing about 55,000 meals, according to Beth Beans Gilbert, vice president of Fred Beans Automotive Group.

“This year, we look to make just as big of an impact to help our neighbors in need. Each customer who does business with us contributes to how many meals we fund, and both our customers and team members are invited to help us fill food bins placed throughout our dealerships and service centers,” she said in a statement.

Among the organizations that will receive food and monetary donations are the Salvation Army of Boyertown, Salvation Army of West Chester, the Bucks County Opportunity Council, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the Flemington Area Food Pantry, and the Community Food Pantry of Washington.

(Photo Courtesy Fred Beans Automotive Group)
(Photo Courtesy Fred Beans Automotive Group)

Fred Beans will also be collecting nonperishable food items all month to add to the monetary donations.

For those wishing to donate food, the food pantries offer some tips, which include checking expiration dates, choosing items with a long shelf life and including spices and oils needed for cooking but not always available in the kitchens of people receiving food donations.

To find a Fred Beans location and contribute to the December meals challenge, visit

Fred Beans Automotive Group includes more than 20 dealerships, 18 brands, six Fred Beans collision centers (franchised CARSTAR), two AutoExpress locations, a parts warehouse, two Carquest locations, four Autorents rental locations, and commercial truck sales.

Source: Berkshire mont

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