Wednesday, 06 May 2020 21:25

Fred Beans Launches 500,000 Meals Challenge on #GivingTuesdayNow


Drawing from his Quaker roots, Fred Beans has instilled in his family business the philosophy of “doing well by doing good.” 

At 81, he finds new inspiration in those words to continue his commitment to “doing good” despite the uncertain timeline for “business as usual” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


On May 5, #GivingTuesdayNow, the Fred Beans Automotive Group launched a 500,000 Meals Challenge. The company will donate $25,000 a month through the end of the year, divided across area organizations that fight hunger.


“We certainly are navigating our own obstacles, as is just about every business, but we can’t wait to get fully back to normal before getting in this fight against hunger,” said Beans. “The need is way too great to wait. I know from my more than 45 years in business that nothing bad ever comes from doing right. I’m confident our business will be OK; we need to make sure our neighbors are OK first.” 


The monthly donations from Beans will come from a portion of service and CARSTAR collision bills, online car sales and sales in showrooms upon their reopening. These monthly donations will collectively fund an estimated 400,000 meals through December for individuals in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey communities where Fred Beans operates.
The “Challenge” is to Fred Beans’ vendors, customers and employees, who have the financial ability, to provide an additional 100,000 meals by the end of the year. Their donations will help Beans meet---and hopefully surpass---that 500,000-meal goal.  


To join the “Challenge” and donate to help fight hunger, visit fredbeans.com and click on the 500,000 Meals Challenge.


Customers can also make their own contributions at the registers of Beans dealerships, CARSTAR collision centers, CarQuest locations and AutoRent sites.


Donors can choose to make a contribution to one or more of the organizations benefitting from the Fred Beans 500,000 Meals Challenge: the Bucks County Opportunity Council, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the Flemington Area Food Pantry, the Salvation Army of Boyertown and the Salvation Army of West Chester.

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