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Special Motorsports Event - America's Car Museum Partners With Northwest Harvest To Drive Down Hunger

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TACOMA, Oct. 30, 2012: In an effort to put the brakes on hunger, LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) is partnering with Northwest Harvest for a month-long food drive. From Nov. 1-30, the recently opened Tacoma museum will accept food donations, with all proceeds going to Northwest Harvest – Washington State’s only food bank distributor.

“We hope our employees and their families, our business partners and ACM visitors will get behind this community-wide initiative and help us drive down hunger in Tacoma,” said ACM President and CEO David Madeira, who guided the four-level, 165,000-square-foot museum to fruition in June of this year. “The need for local assistance is rising, especially in these difficult economic times. So give what food items you can spare and, together with Northwest Harvest, we’ll distribute 100 percent of the donations to those in need throughout our community.”

People can drop off non-perishable food items in the museum lobby between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. Participants who donate two or more items will receive $2 off ACM admission, and kids (12 and under) with two or more canned goods will get in free.

Northwest Harvest has been feeding rural communities where people in need would otherwise go hungry for 45 years. They are the only nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington, partnering with more than 350 hunger programs. Northwest Harvest partners with the Emergency Food Network to serve food programs in the Tacoma area. Last year, Northwest Harvest distributed more than 26 million pounds of food in Washington.

“One in six people in Washington struggles to get enough to eat but with the help of the community and businesses like America’s Car Museum, Northwest Harvest is able to work toward lowering those numbers and eliminating hunger,” said Shelley Rotondo, Northwest Harvest's executive director.