(INDIANAPOLIS) October 25, 2018 – Crew Carwash, an Indiana based family business, is excited to announce today the donation of $22,645 and 1,695 pounds of canned food items to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.
As part its fourth annual HUNGERCREW fundraiser, which took place Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, Crew Carwash provided a FREE FastWax service to customers who donated a canned food item or cash donation of any kind. Crew accepted donations from all Central Indiana area locations throughout the weekend.
The initiative resulted in a total of $22,645 and 1,695 pounds of canned goods. These items will 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 proceeds from HUNGERCREW will enable Gleaners to supply 67,000 meals for Hoosiers in need, $1 buys 3 meals.
“We were proud to partner with Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana for the fourth year in a row” said Billy Schaming, president and COO of Crew Carwash. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Crew team members plus the kind and generous donations from our customers, we are thrilled to make this donation and help fight hunger in our Central Indiana community with 67,000 meals.”
So far this year, Crew Carwash has raised over $182,000 for local non-profit organizations, including the St. Vincent Foundation, Big Brother Big Sisters and the Muncie Animal Rescue Fund (ARF). Since the inception of the partnership with Gleaners, Crew Carwash has raised nearly $100,000 and over 7,600 pounds of foods to support their mission of providing households with access to sufficient, nutritious food, and related resources
A check presentation to present the donation will be held on Friday, November 2 at 2 p.m. at Crew Carwash (1219 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN)
To learn more about Crew, visit www.crewcarwash.com. Customers can connect with Crew on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (hashtag #HUNGERCREW). To learn more about Gleaners Food Bank, visit www.gleaners.org or connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Crew Carwash
Founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1948, Crew Carwash is one of the largest exterior-only carwash companies in the United States. With nearly 800 full-time and part-time employees, Crew Carwash has received recognition 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. Crew Carwash strives to provide a clean, fast, and friendly wash to every customer, every time. For more information, and a location list, please 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. Charity Navigator has recognized Gleaners as a 4-Star organization for six consecutive years, the highest rating for charity demonstrating fiscal management and accountability. Since its inception, Gleaners has distributed over 360 million pounds of food and critical grocery products to nearly 600 hunger relief agencies and partners serving needy Hoosiers. In addition to food distribution to agencies, we serve our most vulnerable populations, seniors 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 www.gleaners.org.