People who donate two or more items during the November food drive will receive museum discounts.
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.
For more information on the museum and food drive, visit www.lemaymuseum.org
About America’s Car Museum (www.lemaymuseum.org)
State Farm Presents LeMay – America’s Car Museum, which opened June 2, 2012 in downtown Tacoma, Wash., explores how the automobile has fulfilled a distinctive role at the core of the American experience and shaped our society. The spacious Museum with rotating exhibits is designed to be the centerpiece for automotive history as well as an educational center and library. The campus, located adjacent to the Tacoma Dome, also contains a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet hall and meeting facilities. To get information on museum hours, becoming an ACM member, volunteer opportunities or to make a donation, visit www.lemaymuseum.org.