Owners of Corry Auto Dealers Exchange (CADE) stepped in with a donation of $14,500 to make possible a Thanksgiving effort by its local congregation to provide more than 50,000 meals through international charity, Stop Hunger Now.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, one in nine people in the world go to bed hungry. Corry ADE and members of Park United Methodist Church made possible this real-time expression of giving thanks through giving back to those in need.

“We set a goal we knew exceeded our budget,” said Rick King, Mission Chair for Park United Methodist Church. “Corry Auto Dealers Exchange wrote a check to sponsor this event for us. It was a fantastic blessing for the congregation of Park Church and the community of North East.”

“As a local business, we feel it is important to give back.  Hunger is rampant. Being a part of this effort made a difference to our local church and more importantly, to people thousands of miles away,” said Tad Swift, Corry ADE Auction Manager and family spokesperson.  “This was a great opportunity to express our gratitude in a truly meaningful way.”

Stop Hunger Now is non-profit organization whose mission is to end world hunger. They provide food and life-saving aid through a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. They have developed a turnkey process for groups and organizations to package compact low-cost meals.  Their efforts result in providing billions of meals annually.

Corry ADE is a locally owned auto auction serving the industry for more than 30 years.