Food Bank receives Toyota Sienna in nonprofit giveaway

Monday, October 22, 2012 | 4:42 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri received a 2013 Toyota Sienna from Joe Machens Toyota as part of Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program Monday at the dealership.

The 100 Cars for Good program gave away 100 cars for each of 100 days to nonprofit organizations across the nation. The public voted for the winning organizations on Facebook from May 14 to Aug. 21. The Food Bank won the car June 24 and was selected from a group of 500 eligible nonprofits. 

"Everyone at The Food Bank is thrilled to be a winner in the 100 Cars for Good program," Peggy Kirkpatrick, executive director of the Food Bank, said in a news release. "This car will help us tremendously. We'll be able to increase our impact across central and northeast Missouri."

The Food Bank has been using a 1999 Ford Contour and a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier to visit the 32 counties it serves. The Food Bank distributes free food to 135 hunger-relief agencies, including senior centers, schools and rehabilitation centers.

The car comes with a six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Supervising editor is Scott Swafford.

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