SOURCE: Memphis Airport Fast Park

Memphis Airport Fast Park

September 14, 2009 12:39 ET

Memphis Airport Fast Park Raises Money, Food for Memphis Mid-South Food Bank

MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - Airport Fast Park, an off-site airport parking company located at the Memphis International Airport, and its customers are raising money and food for the Memphis Mid-South Food Bank. The company's second annual food drive will take place Sept. 14 through Oct. 11. All items will be donated to Memphis Mid-South 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 275 pounds of food for Memphis Mid-South Food Bank. 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.

Fast Park's Memphis facility (2201 Winchester Rd., Memphis, TN 38116) located at the Memphis International Airport provides a shuttle service that, unlike other parking facilities, conveniently picks up patrons directly outside their car door. The facility provides complimentary jump starts and flat-tire assistance, free bottled water and newspapers and free luggage assistance to get the whole family onto the shuttle as quickly as possible. Airportfastpark.com offers special Internet pricing for $6.29 per day (excluding tax) at the Memphis facility.

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

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    513-721-5353