Jim Hudson Automotive Group donation keeps hunger relief efforts in fast lane
08/19/2014 9:21 PM
08/19/2014 9:22 PM
Local efforts to fight hunger got a big boost recently when the Jim Hudson Automotive Group presented $100,000 to area food banks that helped provide relief during the critical summer months.
The donations included a gift from the Jim Hudson dealerships in Columbia to Harvest Hope Food Bank as well as a donation from Jim Hudson Lexus in Augusta to the Golden Harvest Food Bank.
It marks the third consecutive year the Jim Hudson Automotive Group has made a contribution to the food banks at this level.
“We believe that we have a responsibility to give back to the areas we serve,” Hudson said. “We’re pleased to be able to help these food banks during the summer months when children are not able to lean on school programs for their daily meals.”
Matching grants from Toyota and Lexus also were part of the contribution. Those grants were the result of the Lexus Pursuit of Potential, a philanthropic program dedicated to supporting organizations that help children realize their potential and to inspire them to make the world a better place.
Flapjacks for law enforcement
The Apple Gold Group, a franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Citizens Academy Alumni Association will hold a Flapjack Fundraiser Saturday for the Sheriff’s Foundation.
The foundation provides community support to area residents with various needs while purchasing protective vests for officers and working to advance deputies’ education.
The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Applebee’s restaurant at 10102 Two Notch Road. It will include a short stack of pancakes, sausage and beverages.
Tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance by calling Jim Breznay at (803) 736-6535. Tickets also may be purchased at the door.
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