Syracuse Nationals to Partner with Food Bank of Central New York to Fight Hunger

July 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM

The Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the Northeast, will roll into Syracuse on July 19 – 21 at the NYS Fairgrounds.  The Right Coast Association, producers of the Syracuse Nationals, have partnered with Food Bank of Central New York to help raise food, funds and awareness about hunger in our community. 

Representatives and volunteers from the Food Bank will have a booth to collect food and funds while distributing information about the event.  On Thursday, July 18, vehicle owners will be able to donate at the Holiday Inn, the host hotel, between 8am – 8pm.  Once the show begins on July 19, a booth will be set up at the Fairgrounds near Gate1 where vehicle owners, vendors and show attendees will be able to donate food and/or funds and receive information about the Food Bank’s work in central and northern New York.  

"We are excited that Right Coast Association has partnered with us to share the message that hunger exists in our local community. Syracuse Nationals is a great event to see vintage cars and talk with the owners. The venue is spread out over a weekend to ensure that you get to see all the great vehicles. At the same time as viewing super cool cars you get to help feed the hungry with a donation of food or funds,” stated Kathleen Stress, Executive Director of Food Bank of Central New York.

Food Bank of Central New York is a not-for-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community.  Food Bank serves as the primary food supplier for 268 emergency food assistance programs in 11 counties of New York State, distributing 12,273,003 pounds of food last year. Food Bank of Central New York is a certified member of Feeding America. Visit www.foodbankcny.org for more information on the agency and its programs.