Owners of Corry Auto Dealers Exchange (ADE) stepped in with a donation of $17,400 to make possible a Thanksgiving effort by their local congregation to provide more than 80 thousand meals through participation with the international charity, Stop Hunger Now.

This is the third year Park United Methodist Church has worked with the organization, Stop Hunger Now, and the second year Corry ADE played a part in in their mission to fight hunger.

Corry ADE and members of Park United Methodist Church made possible this real-time expression of giving thanks to help those who live in areas impacted by poverty-induced hunger, including Haiti and Africa where many of last year’s meals were shipped. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), cites that more people die of hunger every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

“Our first year we raised enough on our own to send 30 thousand meals to those in need,” said Rick King, Mission Chair for Park United Methodist Church. “Corry Auto Exchange wrote a check to sponsor this event for a second year. It was a fantastic blessing for the congregation of Park Church and the community of North East.”

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.