Local Motorists Helped Fill Up the East Texas Food Bank
by Filling Their Gas Tanks
Valero’s “Fill Up to Fight Hunger” campaign raises $44,502.22.
(Tyler, Texas) November 10, 2011 – Filling up at a local Valero station did more than just keep your car running, it also helped feed the hungry in our community. The East Texas Food Bank, a Feeding America food bank, and Valero, an international manufacturer and marketer of energy products and power, announced today that $44,502.22 has been raised from the “Fill Up to Fight Hunger” campaign and was donated to the East Texas Food Bank. Pictured (left to right): Tracy Carty with Valero presents check to Dennis Cullinane with the East Texas Food Bank.
Valero launched “Fill Up to Fight Hunger” on April 4 to give motorists a chance to fight hunger in their communities simply by filling up with Valero fuel. For each 8-gallon fuel purchase made at a local participating Valero outlet, Valero donated $1 to the East Texas Food Bank. In all, the campaign resulted in $2.9 million being distributed to over 125 food banks across the country. Both company-owned Valero Corner Stores and independently operated Valero-branded locations participated in “Fill Up to Fight Hunger.”
“At a time when every penny counts in the fight against hunger, Valero stepped up and put real dollars to work in our community,” said Dennis Cullinane, executive director of the East Texas Food Bank. “Local motorists helped fill up our food bank as they filled their gas tanks, and we are thankful for their support as we work to feed the one in six East Texans who are faced with hunger in our community.”