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Community members ecouraged to donate money toward holiday dinner box program

PMG FILE PHOTO - Every year the Sandy Community Action Center packs and gives away Thanksgiving food boxes to families in need. The season of giving is upon us, and this year the overall need appears to be greater than ever.

To help meet the need, Sandy's own Suburban Auto Group has stepped up to raise funds to pay for Thanksgiving dinner boxes for families in need in Sandy and Estacada.

"Due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 virus, the need for meal support this Thanksgiving is anticipated to be at an all-time high for our communities," said Erinn Sowle, President of Suburban Auto Group. "After speaking with our local nonprofits, we wanted to provide Thanksgiving meal boxes and also offer up our dealerships as additional ways to shine a light on the need and provide additional ways for our community to support the cause."

From now through Nov. 9, community members can visit suburbanautogroup.com to make a donation. Donations of all sizes are appreciated; however, with one donation of $25, you can provide a full Thanksgiving dinner meal box.

This online charitable donation drive is a partnership between Suburban, the Sandy Community Action Center and the Estacada Area Food Bank. Suburban Auto Group will match donations up to $5,000 to benefit the nonprofit organizations involved, aiming to feed as many families as possible.

"As many nonprofits are facing challenges with meeting COVID guidelines, we are determined to serve 200 families this Thanksgiving as we traditionally do," Action Center Executive Director Kirsten Pitzer said. "Because we have had to change the nature of our Thanksgiving box donations, we are extremely thrilled to be partnering with Suburban Auto Group to provide monetary funds. This will allow us to purchase supplies directly from the store and to pack the boxes with a limited number of volunteers, ensuring that we follow all health precautions."

For more information on Suburban Auto Group visit suburbanautogroup.com or stop by one of the Sandy dealerships: Suburban Ford, 37000 US-26, Sandy, or Suburban Chevrolet 36936 US-26, Sandy.


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