In the past weeks, we’ve seen examples consistently where dealers and dealership owners are using their resources to help their communities.
Particularly, the compassion on display has been inspiring for not just the auto retail industry but society as a whole.
In what seems like a never-ending stream of stories of kindness, we have four more instances where American dealers are seen putting others before themselves especially with food.
Easter Feast on the Menu in Exeter, PA
In early April, Barber Ford of Exeter took part in a food drive for the residents of Luzerne County. During the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, organizer Marty Jordan took the initiative to collect and distribute food items to anyone who needed them.
Donors in the neighborhood included restaurants and local food banks, filling boxes with pasta, sauce, soup and other non-perishables. And what may have started as a food bank has absolutely exploded into a makeshift grocery store in the showroom for anyone in need.
“You know we had the facility and the means to help and the friends who were willing to help you know and we just put it out on Facebook and people were just delivering food like left and right like crazy,” said Jordan.
Images on the dealer’s Facebook page show tables and shelves in the showroom filled with essential items and snacks. Over the Easter weekend, more than 700 people received dinners to go along with those supplies.
Partnering with Barber Ford have been services like Grico’s Restaurant and Catering for prepared meals.
The food drive continues, inspired by Jordan.
Food Bank Receives Huge Donation from Ganley Westside Subaru
In North Olmsted, OH, Ken Ganley is the president and CEO of the Ganley Auto Group.
While overseeing the operations of one of America’s top dealer groups, Ganley has never been shy of making an impact in the community. This time, it was with an $80,000 donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank on behalf of Ganley Westside Subaru in the midst of the COVID-19 recovery effort.