Taylor Driving School Celebrates 3 Years Helping Donate 300,000 Pounds of Food

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Representatives with Taylor Driving School announced today that the company is celebrating three years of transporting 300,000 pounds of donated food.

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We pick up potatoes and squash from local fields and farmers and deliver them to Community Action of Skagit County. We haul approximately 25,000 pounds per month. Our grand total is upwards of 300,000 pounds during our first three years.

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Taylor Driving School’s owner, Edward Taylor, explained that he provides the drivers and the trucks to pick up local food from farms in the region, transporting thousands of pounds of food to local food banks. The effort is spearheaded by Rotary First Harvest, which connects farmers, truckers, food banks and volunteers for hunger relief.

“We pick up potatoes and squash from local fields and farmers and deliver them to Community Action of Skagit County,” Taylor revealed, before adding, “We haul approximately 25,000 pounds per month. Our grand total is upwards of 300,000 pounds during our first three years.”

Skagit Food Distribution Center’s (Sedro-Woolley) Field to Family Coordinator, Cole Bitzenburg commented on the process, “Community Action’s Skagit Food Distribution Center was built to provide food resilience in the community and through our partnership with Taylor Driving School (TDS), we are able to take that a step further by bringing in more high quality food and facilitating real world practice for the students of TDS.” He went on to say,” We have have worked with Taylor Driving School for at least three years and they handle the majority of our large trucking needs locally.”

The Skagit Food Distribution Center is a wing of Community Action of Skagit County. They bring in and distribute approximately 2.5 million pounds of food per year to fourteen food banks and four meal programs in both Skagit and Island counties.

Edward Taylor went on to note that if there are other local nonprofits in need of local transportation, he encourages them to call Taylor Driving School. “Our students that are currently in training receive the benefit of a pickup and delivery, not to mention knowing that they are making a difference in the community,” Taylor said.

Taylor Driving School, located at 650 N. Burlington Blvd, Burlington, WA, 98233, provide the instruction and preparation needed to pass the Washington State skills test on the first attempt.

The course is four weeks or seven weekends in length. If any additional training is required to finish the course, this it is provided at no additional cost.

“Our average class size is six students, while in the classroom and three students for all other training,” Taylor said of Taylor Driving Schools, which is licensed by the Department of Licensing and the Washington State Workforce Board. “We are also able to accept the GI Bill as payment for the course,” Taylor said.

About Taylor Driving School
Taylor Driving School’s goal is to make individuals the best possible candidate for any entry level driving position that they apply for. The four week course focuses on the student mastering basic commercial driving skills and building confidence in the driver. It is their intention to put a better entry level driver out there, than any other school by providing individuals with the instruction and patience to help them learn what they will need on an everyday basis to remain a safe and knowledgeable driver in today’s competitive market.

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