Boyertown’s Fred Beans Ford donates $5,000 to Boyertown’s Salvation Army Pantry

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Fred Beans Ford of Boyertown donated to the Boyertown Salvation Army Pantry to help the organization meet growing food needs.

“We can all help in one way or another and we can help our charities with the growing needs and demands that we have all seen and we all need to help in some way to really make a difference.” – Dennis Malloy, owner of Fred Beans Ford of Boyertown

On January 10, the Boyertown Fred Beans Ford management team presented two checks to Captain Joseph Smith and Captain Rebecca Smith of the Boyertown Salvation Army, one from the $2,500 charity account and a personal check from dealership owner Dennis Malloy who matched the donation with a personal check for $2,500 for a total donation of $5,000.

Each year, the Fred Beans Charity Trust makes donations from the 21 car dealerships to local charities in their communities. In December, the Charity Trust program raises funds from vehicle sales and repair visits to donate to local pantries.

In the Boyertown area, the Fred Beans Charity Trust raised $2,500 to be donated to the Boyertown Salvation Army Pantry Program.

When Fred Beans Ford Boyertown owner and partner Dennis Malloy heard of the growing need for food in that area, he decided to match the donation from the Fred Beans Trust with a personal check for $2,500.

“We can all help in one way or another and we can help our charities with the growing needs and demands that we have all seen and we all need to help in some way to really make a difference,” Malloy said.

Together, the dealer and Malloy donated $5,000 to the Boyertown Salvation Army.

“We are blessed by the generosity of this great local company and its staff. We are grateful for their continued support in this community,” said Boyertown Salvation Army Capt. Joseph Smith. “We are so grateful to be part of a team working together to meet the needs of this community.”

  • The Boyertown Salvation Army has stepped up its food distribution to meet the needs. The drive-thru pantry is open twice a week and serves more than 1,280 people each month. (photo sent)

  • The funds will help the Boyertown Salvation Army continue to serve Boyertown and beyond through its daily meal program (pictured) and weekly food pantry. (photo sent)

The funds will help the Boyertown Salvation Army continue to serve Boyertown and beyond through its daily meal program and weekly food pantry.

“There is a need for food in our area and we are seeing the need keep growing,” Smith said. “Donations allow The Salvation Army to continue to serve our community. With the cost of supplies increasing and to be able to meet increased needs, we really feel like it’s a team effort to come together to help this wonderful community.

The Boyertown Salvation Army has stepped up its food distribution to meet the needs. The drive-thru pantry is open twice a week and serves more than 1,280 people each month.

“For the Boyertown Salvation Army, we had to make changes to the way we serve the community. We have made changes to all of our programs, including our school backpack and supplies, daily lunch, weekly pantry, Angel Tree, kettles and church services,” Smith said.

Staff wear masks, gloves and practice social distancing while distributing food boxes containing a wide variety of healthy and nutritious items such as vegetables, fruits, dairy products, cereals, pasta and frozen meat to individuals and families outside of Salvation Army facilities.

“We continue to change and modify the way we serve to ensure the safety of our volunteers, staff and community. As the pantry has grown, we are experiencing high demand to keep products in stock to ensure the highest level of service,” Smith said.

For more information and updates, follow Boyertown Salvation Army on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BoyertownSalvationArmy.

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