Fred Beans Donates More than 50,000 Meals in First Month of 500,000 Meals Challenge

Fred Beans Donates More than 50,000 Meals in First Month of 500,000 Meals ChallengePictured from left to right, Angela Nash, controller for Fred Beans; and Jack Enright, general manager of Fred Beans Ford Lincoln of West Chester; present a check for $2,575 to the Salvation Army of West Chester, which represents the company's first donation to the nonprofit through the Fred Beans 500,000 Meals Challenge. Accepting the donation from the Salvation Army of West Chester are Yesenia Martinez; Captain Maria Corraliza, commanding officer and pastor; Susan Scovell; and Tamaralyn Wilson.

WEST CHESTER, PA — Last month, the Fred Beans Automotive Group launched a 500,000 Meals Challenge, pledging to donate at least $25,000 a month through the end of the year to fight hunger in the communities where it operates.

The company estimated this monthly donation would provide about 400,000 meals by the end of the year and challenged employees, customers and partners to help provide an additional 100,000 meals, or more, by Jan. 1. With one month of the “Challenge” completed, Fred Beans estimates that it has helped provide just over 51,000 meals.

Throughout the Fred Beans 500,000 Meals Challenge, the company will dedicate a portion of vehicle sales and service bills to help five nonprofits – one in each of the main regions where Fred Beans operates.

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Customers also have the chance to make their own contributions by rounding up at the registers of Beans dealerships, CARSTAR collision centers, CarQuest locations and AutoRent sites. All funds raised for the Fred Beans 500,000 Meals Challenge in the company’s West Chester locations benefit the Salvation Army of West Chester.

Individuals can also contribute to and learn more about the Fred Beans 500,000 Meals Challenge by visiting https://www.fredbeans.com/half-million-meals-challenge/.

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