(INDIANAPOLIS) October 6, 2016 – Crew Carwash, a long-standing Central Indiana carwash organization, announces today that it is donating $19,131 and 1,686 pounds of canned food items to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.
As part its second annual HUNGERCREW fundraiser, which took place Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2, Crew Carwash provided a FREE FastWax service to customers who donated a canned food item or cash donation of any kind. Crew accepted donations at all Indianapolis area locations and its Columbus location throughout the weekend.
The initiative resulted in a total of $19,131 and 1,686 pounds of canned goods to be donated to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, a nonprofit organization focused on leading the fight against hunger in Central and Southeast Indiana by collecting, storing, and distributing food to those in need.
The donated canned goods translated to a wholesale dollar amount of more than $2,815, and the combined proceeds of the weekend will enable Gleaners to supply 65,842 meals for Hoosiers in need.
“We are so proud to once again partner with Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana,” said Billy Schaming, president and COO of Crew Carwash. “Thanks to the hard work of our team members and generous donations of our customers, we are thrilled to make this donation and help our fellow Hoosiers who are in need of food assistance.”
To learn more about Crew Carwash, visit www.crewcarwash.com. Consumers can connect with Crew on social media at Facebook.com/Crew-Carwash, @Crew_Carwash on Twitter, and @CrewCarwashInc on Instagram (hashtag #HUNGERCREW). To learn more about Gleaners Food Bank, visit www.gleaners.org or connect at Facebook.com/GleanersFoodBankofIndiana and @GleanersFBIndy on Twitter and Instagram.
About Crew Carwash
Founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 68 years ago, Crew Carwash is one of the largest exterior-only carwash companies in the U.S. and has been honored as a “Top Workplace” by the Indianapolis Star, “Best Places to Work in Indiana” by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and “Top Small Workplace” by The Wall Street Journal. To learn more about Crew Carwash or find a location near you, visit www.crewcarwash.com.
About Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. On a yearly basis, hundreds of thousands of hungry Hoosiers depend on food and other critical grocery products provided by Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Gleaners supplies items to hunger relief agencies and schools throughout 21 counties in central and southeastern Indiana.
Gleaners was founded in 1980 and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. Since its inception, Gleaners has distributed over 320 million pounds of food and critical grocery products to over 200 hunger relief agencies serving needy Hoosiers. In addition to food distribution to hunger relief agencies, Gleaners serves our most vulnerable populations – seniors, veterans and children – through specialty programs such as the BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids, School-Based Pantry, Mobile Pantry, Summer Meals for Kids, and Senior Hunger Initiative Programs. To learn more, visit gleaners.org.
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