802 Toyota Scion and Twin City Subaru have been a part of the annual Stuff-A-Truck event for years, and continue their support by hosting this year’s event outside of 802 Toyota’s brand-new building.
With the tagline “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”, the Stuff-A-Truck event has helped feed Vermont families; raising 18 tons of food and thousands of dollars last year alone. According to Marshall and Green, however, we still need to do more.
“…due to rising unemployment and tougher economic conditions, the Salvation Army is helping and feeding more and more Vermont families. The food raised last year only made it to the end of July this year,” they wrote in their official Donation Location Collection Kit.
The Salvation Army has seen a 155 percent increase in the number of families requesting assistance over the past two years, according to Michaels. Despite breaking their own record of food raised last year, they ran out earlier than in previous years. Now, they say, the public’s help is needed more than ever.
The drive goes on for 24 hours a day, which Michaels and Green have pledged to stay outside for until the truck is filled.
“We don’t go home and we go on an emotional roller coaster ride. Along with all the outpouring of support and goodwill, we hear very touching stories from the people who donate who either know someone who was helped or at one time in their lives was helped by the Salvation Army,” Green said in an earlier press release about the event.
Both 802 Toyota and Twin City Subaru will be holding their own food drive of sorts leading up to the event. Twin City Subaru will have a Subaru Forester set up to act as their “stuffing truck”, and 802 Toyota Scion will have a Scion iQ in their own showroom, both in the hopes that visitors and customers can help participate in the days leading up to the actual Stuff-A-Truck drive.
Both General Manager at 802 Toyota Scion Todd Mobley and Twin City Subaru General Sales Mananger Chris Davis have high hopes for the event.
"Contributing to our community is at the very core of who we are as businesses. We are very proud to serve our community and hope to achieve our goal of keeping families in our community fed through all of 2013. It is a lofty goal, but we believe together we can make a difference,”
For more information please visit 802 Toyota's Stuff-A-Truck page: http://www.facebook.com/