SOURCE: Albuquerque Airport Fast Park

Albuquerque Airport Fast Park

September 14, 2009 12:34 ET

Albuquerque Airport Fast Park Raises Money, Food for Roadrunner Food Bank

ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - Airport Fast Park, an off-site airport parking company located at the Albuquerque International Sunport, and its customers are raising money and food for the Roadrunner Food Bank. The company's second annual food drive will take place Sept. 14 through Oct. 11. All items will be donated to Roadrunner Food Bank. Airport Fast Park will donate $1 for every pound of non-perishable food donated by customers.

Food banks across the country are struggling to keep up with demand this year. According to Feeding America, the demand for food assistance has risen 30 percent in the past year.

"We received such a tremendous response from our customers last year during our first food drive," said Melanie Chavez, chief marketing officer at Fast Park, "that we couldn't imagine not doing it again this year. We hope to once again be able to contribute and make a significant impact in our community."

Airport Fast Park is conducting similar food drives at each of its off-site airport parking facilities across the country.

Last year, Airport Fast Park collected more than 637 pounds of food for Roadrunner Food Bank. Collectively, the company donated nearly 5,000 pounds of food to food banks. Fast Park's monetary match will help to feed even more people in need this year.

"In our 30 year history we have never seen this much need and increased demand for food assistance like we are experiencing right now," said Melody Wattenbarger, President and CEO of Roadrunner Food Bank. "Agencies we serve are experiencing 30 to 50 percent increases and help from our community is imperative during this economic downturn. We are thankful that Airport Fast Park recognizes this need and are stepping forward to collect food and funds for the 240,000 hungry New Mexicans we serve."

Fast Park's Albuquerque facility located at the Albuquerque International Sunport (2801 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106) provides a shuttle service that conveniently picks up patrons directly outside their car door. The facility provides covered parking, complimentary jump starts, flat-tire assistance, free bottled water and newspapers, car wash and detail services and free luggage assistance. offers special Internet pricing for $2.76 per day (excluding tax) at the Albuquerque facility.

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