Mopar Car Show benefits Red Deer Food Bank

By Sheldon Spackman
August 11, 2018 - 3:01pm Updated: August 13, 2018 - 8:40am

Red Deerians had another chance this weekend to enjoy some classic cars and support a great cause at the same time.

Together with the Central Alberta Mopar Association, the Red Deer Food Bank held its annual fundraising Mopar Car Show, pancake breakfast and BBQ lunch in the parking lot of Notre Dame High School on Saturday.

The event featured over 115 classic cars with a portion of the car show registrations going towards the Food Bank, while 100 per cent of food sale proceeds went to the Food Bank.

Food Bank Executive Director Fred Scaife says they enjoy being part of the event each year.

“Each one of the fundraisers we do is really important because of course that’s where we generate a lot of the cash we use every year,” he explains. “We can take cash from here and turn it into food on people’s tables.”

Scaife admits however they’re hoping to raise between $2,500 - $3,000 through this event to help boost current inventory levels.

“It’s not like we’re running out of food, I don’t want to say that, but our inventory levels are as low as I’ve ever seen them,” says Scaife. “We’re coming into some significant food drives and some significant special events. This kind of kicks-off our late summer-early fall special events like the Mopar Car Show, then we go into an event with Southside Chrysler, their block party is coming up in another week, then we go into Operation Food Lift and Halloween Food Drive, the Mormon Helping Hands Food Drives, so all of that added together is what keeps us going.”

Scaife also points out how grateful the Food Bank is to be a part of the event.

“The Mopar community here in the city has always had us and just us here at their events,” adds Scaife. “We really appreciate that, it gives us an opportunity to meet a lot of the public and to raise a significant amount of money, so I really appreciate the Mopar community here in Red Deer doing that for us.”

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