September 07, 2016
Fast Park's 9th Annual Food Drive
The Fast Park family of offsite airport parking companies launches its ninth annual Canned Food Drive next week. Starting September 12 through October 7, local collections will take place in 14 markets across the United States.
The Fast Park family of offsite airport parking companies launches its ninth annual Canned Food Drive next week. Starting September 12 through October 7, local collections will take place in 14 markets across the United States, including Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Orlando, Raleigh and Tucson.
We want to thank our Fast Park customers who embrace our annual food drive. Most look forward to dropping off their canned goods as they leave for their vacations or business trips,” said Melanie Chavez, executive vice president of construction and branding. “We love seeing bin after bin overflowing with their generosity, and it warms our hearts to match those donations with money we know each local food bank needs so desperately.”
Each year Fast Park donates one dollar for every pound of nonperishable food donated by customers. Since the annual drive began in 2007, Fast Park has collected close to 50,000 pounds and donated more than $50,000 to support the needs of hungry families.
Most markets will donate the canned goods and matched monetary donations to its local Feeding America food bank - a nationwide network of food banks and the leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Facilities in Miami and Albuquerque will donate to the Salvation Army and St. Felix Pantry, respectively.
According to Feeding America, one in seven Americans struggle to get enough to eat. In fact, hunger or food insecurity exists in virtually every community in the U.S. Of the households it serves:
- 31 percent have to choose between paying for education and food every year.
- 66 percent have to choose between paying for medical care and food every year.
- 1 in 5 has a member who has served in the U.S. military.
Customers can bring their canned goods during the collection period to any Fast Park location. Bins will appear at the facility entrance and can be dropped off at any time of day. Fast Park facilities are open 24/7.
About Fast Park
Fast Park is a leading offsite airport parking company headquartered in Cincinnati. With 16 facilities throughout the country, its brands include FastPark & Relax, FastPark2, Airport Fast Park and Park Place. Fast Park offers the highest-quality customer service at its facilities 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Its convenient shuttle service transports travelers directly from their parking spot to their terminal. Facilities are located in the following cities: Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore-BWI, Cincinnati-CVG, Cleveland, Houston-IAH, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Orlando, Raleigh and Tucson. For more information, visit www.theFastPark.com or visit Fast Park’s Facebook page.