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Stuckey launches food bank challenge

DUNCANSVILLE — Stuckey Automotive has launched a Stuckey Automotive Food Bank Challenge among local car dealerships. The teams of Dean Patterson Automotive, Altoona Honda and Five Star Mitsubishi have accepted the challenge to benefit St. Vincent de Paul’s Food for Families Soup Kitchen in Altoona.

The challenge begins Monday as the teams vie to collect the most non-perishable food items. Representatives from each team will gather at the Soup Kitchen at the close of the challenge on Dec. 7 to count the donated food items and announce the winning team.

“There is a staggering growth among families, children and seniors at risk of food hunger here in our community. I believe we can calm the trend, but it’s going to take more than our team or any singular team to make it happen. There is strength in numbers. Fortunately, we just happen to know of a few dealerships that share our love for our community and a little friendly competition,” Matt Stuckey, president of Stuckey Automotive, said in a statement.

“It’s not every day we get a call from Matt or any competitor, although it was pleasant to receive an invitation to support the Food for Families Soup Kitchen. The program is very dear to us and has long been a haven for those in need,” said Jean Johnson, general sales manager at Dean Patterson Automotive, in a statement. “We were quick to accept the challenge and devise a plan that’s sure to put us on top.”

Throughout the challenge, non-perishable donations can be dropped-off to a dealership of choice. Donations can also be made to the Soup Kitchen at 2201 Union Ave. during select hours.

Dealerships interested in joining the Stuckey Automotive Food Bank Challenge are asked to contact Karen Beauchamp, marketing director at 814-693-4866 or Karen@StuckeyAuto.

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