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Drive Out Hunger on the South Plains

Provided by: Gene Messer Chevrolet

The six area West Texas Chevy dealers, in conjunction with the South Plains Food Bank, are conducting a food drive to drive out hunger on the South Plains.

One out of every six people on the South Plains face food insecurity, and the West Texas Chevy dealers hope to collect 50,000 pounds of food to help feed the hungry. They are accepting donations from now through June 30th, at any of the six West Texas Chevy dealer locations.

All food will be donated to the SPFB, which distributes to various agencies and pantries across the South Plains. In addition, the West Texas Chevy dealers will donate $1 for every five pounds of food collected, up to $10,000 to the SPFB.

During this food drive, the West Texas Chevy dealers will promote heavily through media outlets over $100,000 in promotional messages, urging people to make non-perishable food donations at any of the six Chevy dealers.

These dealers include: Scoggin-Dickey Chevrolet and Gene Messer Chevrolet in Lubbock, John Roley Auto Center in Levelland, John Roley Auto Center in Littlefield, Benny Boyd Chevrolet in Lamesa and All American Chevrolet in Slaton. Each dealer will have a Chevy Silverado designated on the showroom floor to hold donations.

According to Group President John Zwiacher from Scoggin-Dickey Chevrolet, "We feel it is our duty to give back to the community, especially to those in need, and we hope to break all June food drive records. Historically, June is a slow time for food donations in our area, and we look forward to making this a West Texas-size success. No child or family should go to bed hungry, and hopefully the good folks on the South Plains will respond in a big way."

For more information about this worthy cause, please contact Dari Hefner at 972-934-2788.

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