St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) November 07, 2012
Crown Automotive Group, a leading national automotive dealer group, today announced that it will sponsor a Feeding Children Everywhere food packing event to help Tampa Bay's children in need. The event will be held at the Crown Hyundai showroom in St. Petersburg on Saturday, November 17, when hundreds of volunteers will form assembly lines to package nutritious meals for hungry children in the local area. All volunteers are welcome and community members can register to participate or donate at: Crown Feeding Children Everywhere.
The food packing event will include three 90 minute packaging sessions beginning at 10:00 A.M., 11:45 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. 140 volunteers are needed at each session to meet the goal of filling 100,000 food packages. Crown Automotive staff members will volunteer, working side-by-side with Crown customers and other giving members of the community. Feeding Children Everywhere workers will also be on hand to form the assembly lines and create excitement with music and entertainment.
The packaged meals are a healthy and delicious blend of easily digestible sources of protein, necessary carbohydrates, vitamins A, B6, C, D and E, folic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, trace minerals and amino acids. The meals are scientifically formulated to help combat the effects of hunger on the human body. The addition of boiling water to the packages is all that is needed to cook the meals.
David Green, COO of Feeding Children Everywhere, commented, “Crown Automotive Group cares about the community, and is demonstrating this by supporting at least 100,000 meals for children in need in the Tampa Bay area during the Thanksgiving season, when everyone should have a nutritious meal. We are grateful for their generous support and excited about the event on November 17.”
Jim Myers, president and COO of Crown Automotive Group, also commented, "One in five children in our area is at risk of going hungry today. Crown Automotive Group wants to do everything we can to help alleviate this terrible problem. Feeding Children Everywhere is an outstanding organization with a goal that everyone can stand behind: feeding hungry children. In addition to being an incredibly worthy cause, I know first-hand from participating in a food packing event just what an emotionally uplifting experience it is. We expect a great turn out from our staff members, customers and the community."
Crown will also donate funds from each car sold between now and the event, in addition to customers' sales and service donations, and employee contributions. The packaged meals will be distributed to needy school children in Tampa Bay just before the Thanksgiving holiday. Community members can volunteer or donate to help feed hungry children at: Crown Feeding Children Everywhere.
About Crown Automotive Group:
Crown Automotive Group has been in business for over 40 years and currently operates 36 domestic and international automotive franchises in Florida, Ohio and Tennessee, with over 750 employees. The group maintains a laser focus on customer and employee satisfaction, and that philosophy permeates all dealership operations. When it comes time to shop for a new vehicle, parts or service, there's a Better Way to do it. With Crown's everyday low prices and financing, you can shop and be confident that you're getting a great deal. And, with over 100 acres of new and used vehicles, you'll be sure to find exactly what you want. No matter what you're looking for, Crown hopes to find a way to provide it for you. That's why we truly feel we're The Better Way to Buy.