More than 30 local NAPA Auto Parts stores and NAPA AutoCare Repair Centers partnered together and ran a month long food drive for May.   The mission was to benefit a local not-for-profit called Interfaith Community Services.  They chose Interfaith because of their wide variety of programs ranging from daily hot meals and sack lunches for the homeless, to emergency food services for families in need.  They also have provisions of showers, laundry services and mail services for our fellow community members that have fallen on hard times.  Interfaith has so many other programs available too, which made the decision to support their organization an easy one.   As stated by the NAPA Auto Parts owner, Matt Herr, “There is no time more critical than now to pull the community together to help and no easier way to provide direct assistance than with food.”

“Everyone has a sense of wanting to help, but so many don’t know how.  Our goal is to give everyone in the community an easy way to help, and a tangible way to directly support another family in need,” stated Matt.

The Drive Out Hunger campaign began slow, but started picking up steam towards the end of the month, prompting them to try again. So, one can at a time and one NAPA bucket at a time, they are asking for the communities support.  Every can will make a difference; every bucket can hold enough food for 3 days to a family.  Please drop off any non-perishable food items to any of the participating NAPA locations listed below and help NAPA fill their buckets. Churches, homes, individuals and business’ should consider participating.  NAPA can send a pick up truck  to collect!

For further information don’t hesitate to contact:
Kimberly Deutsch
Food Drive Organizer
NAPA Auto Parts
560 W. Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069
PH: 760-752-1112 x204

Food drop off locations:

NAPA Auto Part – 523 Encinitas Blvd.
Moonlight Motors, 215 Melrose Avenue
Rosano’s 76 -236 North El Camino Real

NAPA Auto Parts – 2348 Auto Park Way
#1 Stop Shop – 231 North Vinewood Street
About Service – 854 Metcalf Street
Brian’s Auto -636 West 9th Avenue
D’Macs Tire Service – 1554 East Grand Avenue
Midway Mobile – 2004 East Valley Parkway
West Escondido Auto – 2200-A Vinyard Avenue

NAPA Auto Parts – 2954 Oceanside Blvd.
City Automotive – 2255 Oceanside Blvd.
Conover Tire – 2405 Oceanside Blvd.
Mastertech – 2801 Industry Street
Moe’s Oceana 76 – 502 South El Camino Real
North County Auto – 1502 South coast Highway
Oceanside Auto Service 2 – 3582 Mission Avenue

San Marcos
NAPA Auto Parts – 560 West Mission Road
Auto Tune – 931 Grand Avenue
Fast Automotive – 1288 San Marcos Blvd

NAPA Auto Parts – 1334 North Melrose
Tri-City Tire – 241 North Emerald Drive

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