SOURCE: Baltimore Airport Fast Park

Baltimore Airport Fast Park

September 14, 2009 12:36 ET

Baltimore Airport Fast Park Raises Money, Food for Maryland Food Bank

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

Food banks 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 2,000 pounds of food for Maryland Foodbank. Collectively, the company donated nearly 5,000 pounds of food in 2008. Fast Park's monetary match will help to feed even more people in need this year.

"The need for food has greatly increased this year as the recession has put more people in difficult financial situations," said Rebecca Pon, Special Events and Food Drive Coordinator for the Maryland Foodbank. "The donation from Fast Park and its customers goes a long way to help us assist our growing number of clients."

Fast Park operates two facilities, a blue lot (1718 W. Nursery Road., Linthicum Heights, MD 21090) and a red lot (786 Elkridge Landing Rd., Linthicum Heights, MD 21090), at the Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport. Both locations provide a shuttle service that conveniently picks up patrons directly at their car. Each facility also provides complimentary jump starts, flat-tire assistance, free bottled water and newspapers and free luggage assistance. The red lot also offers oil change and car wash services. offers special pricing for $6.40 per day (excluding tax) at the blue lot facility and $7.40 per day (excluding tax) at the red lot facility.

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