We recently conducted our First Annual Food & Fund Drive to benefit the Rhode Island Food Bank at Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk. Many of our customers, vendors, and friends stopped by Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk to drop off canned goods or non-perishable items, or make monetary donations. Thanks to their efforts, as well as the efforts of our staff, we filled up a Honda Ridgeline…and then some!
Everyone helped load the truck with box after box of canned goods…
Once all the food was collected, Honda Laura went around and collected food from other local Honda dealerships who participated in the food drive, then made the trip to the Rhode Island Food Bank to deliver a U-Haul full of canned goods and non-perishable items.
Check out the video below!
At the Rhode Island Food Bank, we spoke with Lisa Roth Blackman, Chief Philanthropy Officer, about their mission for local families. The Rhode Island Food Bank serves 170 member agencies all over the state: 63,000 people each month. “One third of the people we serve are kids under the age of 18 and 20% are age 60 or older,” Lisa told us. “We have some vulnerable populations with kids and seniors who we want to make sure have the proper nutrition and get the food they need.” They distribute 10 million pounds of food each year–that’s the equivalent of 41 blue whales or 10 Boeing 747 jumbo jets. WOW!
Together with other RI And Southern MA Honda dealers, we collected over 2,160 pounds of food: that’s a TON of food…literally! We were thrilled to have such great results for our first-ever holiday food drive, and we can’t wait to do it again next year. We would like to thank our customers, vendors, friends, and the Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk staff for helping us make a difference for local families in need this holiday season!
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