SOURCE: Miami Airport Fast Park

Miami Airport Fast Park

September 14, 2009 12:40 ET

Miami Airport Fast Park Raises Money, Food for Daily Bread Food Bank

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - Airport Fast Park, an off-site airport parking company located at the Miami International Airport, and its customers are raising money and food for the Daily Bread Food Bank. The company's second annual food drive will take place Sept. 14 through Oct. 11. All items will be donated to Daily Bread Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, the largest food bank network in the country. Airport Fast Park will donate $1 for every pound of non-perishable food donated by customers, visit www.AirportFastPark.com for more information.

The recession has taken a severe toll on the food pantries and soup kitchens in Miami. 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. Food banks across the country are struggling to support people in need. We hope to once again be able to contribute and make a significant impact in our community."

"By donating one dollar for every pound of food collected, we are increasing our impact to the Daily Bread Food Bank during what is a difficult time for so many," Chavez added.

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.

Fast Park's Miami facility (4101 NW 31st St., Miami, FL 33142) located at the Miami International Airport provides a shuttle service that, unlike other parking facilities, conveniently picks up patrons directly outside their car door. The facility provides covered parking, complimentary jump starts and flat-tire assistance, free bottled water and free luggage assistance to get the whole family onto the shuttle as quickly as possible. Airportfastpark.com offers special Internet pricing for $7.49 per day excluding tax at the Miami facility.

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

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