TYLER – The East Texas Food Bank announced Wednesday that it has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program. That’s a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days. The East Texas Food Bank was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide.
Each day, beginning May 14, 2012, 100 Cars for Good will profile five finalists. You can go to http://www.100carsforgood.com to view the finalists. Individual members of the public will be able to vote for whichever nonprofit they think can do the most good with a new vehicle. The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of each day will win one of six Toyota models. Runners‐up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.
The East Texas Food Bank will be up for consideration on Tuesday, June 19th, from 9:00 am – 11:00 pm. “Everyone at the East Texas Food Bank is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” said Dennis Cullinane, executive director at the East Texas Food Bank. “We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase the East Texas Food Bank’s mission to reduce hunger by providing food, support and education to those in need with passion and efficiency. We hope East Texans will help us win a car to increase our impact in East Texas. Please spread the word now and make time to visit http://www.100carsforgood.comon Tuesday, June 19th, to vote for us.”