Jim Ellis Automotive Group Raises $35,000 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank During COVID-19 Pandemic

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The proceeds of the Jim Ellis At-Home Memorial Day Sales Event will help fight hunger and food insecurity in Atlanta

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“We know that food banks across the nation are struggling to provide food relief to millions of people. We are honored to be able to give back in this time of need.” - Jimmy Ellis, President of Jim Ellis Automotive Group.

Jim Ellis Automotive Group held its first At-Home Memorial Day Sales Event this past May, a virtual sales event in which a portion of the proceeds of all new or pre-owned vehicles would be donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. With all 18 Jim Ellis family-owned and operated dealerships participating in the holiday promotion, the company announced a collective donation of $35,000 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB).

The goal of this year’s online sales event was to keep customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, all while raising money to fight food insecurity in Georgia. With the Jim Ellis Express Way, prospective car buyers were able to shop, compare and choose from thousands of vehicles, schedule at-home test drives, configure financing, have their vehicles delivered to their home and more. This was especially advantageous for those who were home bound during the shelter-at-home mandate.

“It gives me and my team great pleasure to make this donation to the Atlanta Community Food Bank,” said Jim Ellis Automotive Group President, Jimmy Ellis. “We know that food banks across the nation are struggling to provide food relief to millions of people. We are honored to be able to give back in this time of need.”

The onset of the current pandemic has created severe food shortages for communities throughout Georgia, and with over 30 million Americans unemployed, food security will continue to be one of the greatest challenges faced in the upcoming months. ACFB has seen a 30-40% increase in demand for food assistance since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The proceeds of the Jim Ellis At-Home Memorial Day Sales Event will greatly help to support Atlanta Community Food Bank’s emergency food distributions and the one in seven Georgians who are food insecure.

About The Atlanta Community Food Bank

The Atlanta Community Food Bank works to end hunger with the food, people and big ideas needed to ensure our neighbors have the nourishment to lead healthy and productive lives. Far too many people in our own community experience hunger every day, including children, seniors and working families. Through nearly 700 nonprofit partners, we help more than 755,000 people get healthy food every year. Our goal is that all hungry people across metro Atlanta and North Georgia will have access to the nutritious meals they need when they need them. It takes the power of our whole community to make that possible. Join us at ACFB.org.

About Jim Ellis Automotive Group

Jim Ellis Automotive Group has been serving the Atlanta area since 1971, starting with Volkswagen as the flagship brand. The group has expanded to 14 brands and 18 dealerships covering Atlanta, Buford, Kennesaw, Marietta and McDonough. Visit them online at http://www.jimellis.com.

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