DeLuca Toyota donates $10,000 to feed the hungry in Marion County More than three tons of donated food received and nearly $12,000 raised in Marion County
Ocala, FL – December 5, 2018
The 33rd annual WESH 2 ‘Share Your Christmas’ Food Drive benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank took place today from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm at DeLuca Toyota located at 1719 SW College Rd in Ocala. From morning until midday community poured through the dealership to donate non-perishable food items to help combat hunger locally during this holiday season. The response was tremendous with 6,580 pounds of donated food received and $11,800 raised to support Second Harvest Food Bank. This will result in 40,000 additional meals for children, families and seniors in Marion County. “We got involved to fill the hunger gap in our community to make an impact right here at home. With one in four kids in our community at risk for going to bed hungry tonight, we wanted to make a difference.” noted Frank DeLuca owner of DeLuca Toyota. In addition to the many community members who brought donations to the dealership today, various school and community groups participated as well. Those groups included youth and school administration from Belleview Middle School FFA; Forest High School ASL Club and Forest High School Cheerleaders; Redeemer Christian School; Trinity Catholic Celtic Touchdown Club; Clear Channel Outdoor Ocala/Gainesville, and Frank DeLuca YMCA.