COAST CITIES — More than 30 local NAPA Auto Parts stores and NAPA AutoCare Repair Centers partnered together and ran a monthlong food drive in May. The mission was to benefit a local not-for-profit called Interfaith Community Services. They chose Interfaith because of their wide variety of programs ranging from daily hot meals and sack lunches for the homeless, to emergency food services for families in need. They also have provisions of showers, laundry services and mail services for community members that have fallen on hard times.
Interfaith has many other programs available, too, which made the decision to support their organization an easy one. “There is no time more critical than now to pull the community together to help and no easier way to provide direct assistance than with food,” NAPA Auto Parts owner Matt Herr said. “Everyone has a sense of wanting to help, but so many don’t know how. Our goal is to give everyone in the community an easy way to help, and a tangible way to directly support another family in need.”
The Drive Out Hunger campaign began slow, but started picking up steam toward the end of the month, prompting them to try again.
So, one can at a time and one NAPA bucket at a time, they are asking for community support. Every can will make a difference; every bucket can hold enough food for three days for a family. Drop off any nonperishable food items to any of the participating NAPA locations and help NAPA fill their buckets.
For drop-off locations, visit www.napaonline.com.