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East Texas Food Bank Named Finalist in

Toyota “100 Cars For Good” Program 

Toyota to Donate Vehicles to Local Nonprofit Organizations Based on Votes

(Tyler, Texas) November 4, 2013 – For the second year in a row, the East Texas Food Bank is one of 250 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public.  

Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five nonprofit organizations each day for 50 days at www.100carsforgood.com.  Visitors to the page will receive two votes each day to select two separate winning organizations they feel are most deserving of new Toyota vehicles. The East Texas Food Bank will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting on Thursday, November 7th.  

Everyone is encouraged to support the East Texas Food Bank in the quest for a new Toyota Prius.  If the East Texas Food Bank ranks in first or second place in votes on Thursday, November 7th, the vehicle will be awarded.  The East Texas Food Bank plans to use the vehicle to travel throughout the 26 county service area.  
“We are honored to have been chosen by Toyota for a second year in a row to participate in the competitive program,” said Dennis Cullinane, executive director of the East Texas Food Bank.   “We finished a strong second place in last year’s voting, and we’ll need that same effort to ensure that we can put this Prius on the road to fight hunger in East Texas.”  

About Toyota Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants.  Toyota directly employs over 31,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $23 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design.  Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business and believes in supporting programs with long‐term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed nearly $700 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S. For more information on Toyota's commitment to improving communities nationwide, visit http://www.toyota.com/philanthropy. 

 About East Texas Food Bank The East Texas Food Bank provided more than 14 million meals, that is more than 16 million pounds of food, each year to 200 partner agencies in 26 East Texas counties.  Our vision is for a hunger‐free East Texas and our mission is to fight hunger and feed hope in East Texas.  The East Texas Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and the Texas Food Bank Network.  To learn more, please visit EastTexasFoodBank.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/etfoodbank or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/etfoodbank . 

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