TYLER – 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 — and today’s the day you can cast your vote. Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five nonprofit organizations each day for 50 days on its web page. Visitors to http://www.100carsforgood.com 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 is one of the five organizations highlighted for voting today.
The Food Bank is encouraging everyone to support it in the quest for a new Toyota Prius. If the Food Bank ranks in first or second place in votes on Thursday, the vehicle will be awarded. The Food Bank plans to use the vehicle to travel throughout its 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 Food Bank Executive Director Dennis Cullinane. “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.”