Food insecurity is a year-round problem, but it’s especially challenging for families in the holiday season. We want to be good stewards of the local community that has supported our business by gathering enough food and donations to drive a dent in local hunger. - Zack Wiygul, co-owner at Wiygul
WASHINGTON (PRWEB) November 01, 2018
In an effort to reduce hunger in the Washington DC Metro Area, Wiygul Automotive Clinic will hold a multi-location food drive from Nov. 1, 2018 through Nov. 15, 2018 to benefit the efforts of the Capital Area Food Bank.
“Food insecurity is a year-round problem, but it’s especially challenging for families in the holiday season,” said Zack Wiygul, co-owner at Wiygul Automotive Clinic. “We want to be good stewards of the local community that has supported our business by gathering enough food and donations to drive a dent in local hunger.”
“Our region has an ever-growing number of zip codes that are counted among the wealthiest in the country, but it also has hundreds of thousands of kids, seniors, and families facing hunger,” said Hilary Salmon, communications director at the Capital Area Food Bank. “There’s a role for everyone to play in solving this problem, and we’re grateful for the support of local businesses like Wiygul Automotive Clinic that are making a difference for our neighbors.”
Capital Area Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America network, serves all of the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and northern Virginia.
Foods most desired for donation are high in fiber and low in sugar and sodium, including:
- Canned or dry beans
- Peanut butter
- Canned vegetables (low sodium and no-salt-added varieties)
- Grains including brown and white rice, pasta and macaroni and cheese
- Hot and cold cereals like oatmeal and low-sugar whole grain cereals
- Canned tuna, salmon or chicken
- Canned fruits in light syrup or its own juices
- 100% juice in all sizes, including juice boxes
The food bank does not accept candy, full-calorie sodas, or bakery items such as sheet cakes, cookies or pies. Safety regulations also keep them from accepting prepared foods such as sandwiches, leftover meals from catered events or homemade sauces and jams.
For more information or to donate money, visit repair.wiygul.com/fighthunger
The public is invited to drop off donations at any of the eight Wiygul Automotive Clinic locations:
Alexandria | Lane
6001 Lane Drive
Alexandria, Va. 22304
Alexandria | Pickett
310 S. Pickett Street
Alexandria, Va. 22304
5665 Burke Centre Parkway
Burke, Va. 22015
8007 Malcolm Road
Clinton, Md. 20735
9205 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, Md. 20744
630 Grant Street
Herndon, Va. 20170
11728 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, Va. 20190
137 Saint Patricks Drive
Waldorf, Md. 20603
About Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. By partnering with nearly 450 community organizations in DC, Maryland and Virginia, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12 percent of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. To learn more, visit: capitalareafoodbank.org, or find the Capital Area Food Bank on Facebook at facebook.com/CapitalAreaFoodBank, and Twitter at @foodbankmetrodc.
About Wiygul Automotive Clinic
The Wiyguls first opened their doors in 1976 to service cars in Alexandria, Va. More than 40 years later, Wiygul Automotive Clinic operates eight tire and auto service locations across Northern Virginia and Maryland. Though Wiygul Automotive Clinic is a modern and progressive business that prioritizes local community involvement, the company has stayed true to its old-fashioned principles: reliable and trustworthy service at a fair price. To learn more, visit wiygul.com.