SOURCE: Austin Airport Fast Park

Austin Airport Fast Park

September 14, 2009 12:35 ET

Austin Airport Fast Park Raises Money, Food for Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, Inc.

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - Airport Fast Park, an off-site airport parking company located at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and its customers are raising money and food for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, Inc.. The company's second annual food drive will take place Sept. 14 through Oct. 11. All items will be donated to Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, Inc., a member of Feeding America. 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.

Collectively, the company donated nearly 5,000 pounds of food to food banks in 2008. Fast Park's monetary match will help to feed even more people in need this year.

"We are grateful to Fast Park and their customers' for their support," said Kelly Camunez, Community Events Manager for Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. "Our Partner Agencies have seen an average of a 40 percent increase in new clients since this time last year, many seeking food assistance for the first time. Fast Park's Food Drive will help us serve more hungry Central Texans."

Fast Park's Austin facility located at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (2300 Spirit of Texas Dr., Del Valle, TX 78617) 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 and free luggage assistance. Airportfastpark.com offers special Internet pricing, $6.45 per day (excluding tax), at the Austin facility.

For more information about Fast Park and its services please visit airportfastpark.com

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  • Yancy Deering or Amy Crowley
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    513-721-5353