Monday, 16 May 2022 12:22

Hyundai Hope, Gary Rome Hyundai Donate $25,000 to Combat Hunger


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Hyundai Motor North America's corporate social responsibility initiative, Hyundai Hope, and Gary Rome Hyundai recently donated a total of $25,000 to two local food banks in Holyoke, MA, to combat food insecurity in the surrounding communities during Gary Rome Hyundai's 25th anniversary celebration.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts received $10,000 and the Thrive Center of Holyoke Community College received a $5,000 donation from Hyundai Hope. Gary Rome Hyundai donated an additional $5,000 to the Thrive Center of Holyoke Community College, and two lucky guests received $2,500 each to donate towards the charity of their choice.


"This is by far one of my proudest moments as a Hyundai dealer," said Gary Rome, dealer principal, Gary Rome Hyundai. "Providing financial support to Holyoke and its surrounding communities with the assistance from Hyundai Motor America reassures us there are institutions willing to give back. I look forward to another 25 years in providing high quality, beautiful and safe products for our community." 


The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts' independent pantries, meal sites and shelters are on the front lines of emergency food assistance to individuals, families, seniors, children and people with disabilities, including veterans, to lead healthy and meaningful lives. With this donation, the Food Bank will be able to provide 40,000 nutritious meals to neighbors facing food insecurity in Western Massachusetts.


The Thrive Center and Food Pantry at Holyoke Community College (HCC) provide necessities to students experiencing food insecurity, housing insecurity and other financial needs. They supply, at no charge, food staples, toiletries and much more including baby food, diapers and wipes to students raising families while getting an education. This donation will give access to...

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