On Wednesday, May 12th several of our employees had the opportunity to volunteer with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

The food bank, alongside Feeding America, hosted a food drive at the Johnstown Galleria between 12:00 and 2:00 pm. Six employees of Spangler Subaru plus a local Subaru ambassador teamed up to man two loading stations. In all there were twelve separate stations helping 1,100 families not go hungry. About 900 cars, coming from both Cambria and Somerset counties, would enter the lines hungry and leave with 50 pounds of food. This included fresh produce, frozen meats and protein, and dry grains.

This volunteer effort comes as part of our commitment to help aid the community surrounding us, especially during such difficult times. Last spring, when COVID-19 first led to mass shutdowns and unemployment, we participated with other Subaru retailers to donate meals to local families. In May and June we helped donate 766,291 meals to local families along with other Subaru retailers in our area. Then again this year, we helped donate 1,170,763 meals to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank with other area Subaru retailers, and we made an additional donation on our own of 15,000 meals.

An important note on Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank – the food bank collects donations and food supplies at a central location in Pittsburgh. The food bank then distributes those supplies to areas surrounding Pittsburgh, including to our local food pantries in Cambria and Somerset counties, as well as organizing food drives like the one we volunteered in.

We were so happy to participate and plan on doing so again in the future!

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