Chris Gibert, right, director of operations for the Fred Beans Automotive Group, recently presented a check for $15,150 to Joseph Cuozzo, director of development for the Bucks County Opportunity Council, which represents the company’s May contribution to the BCOC as part of the Fred Beans 500,000 Meals Challenge. Cuozzo said that the organization received another $2,687 in individual contributions made through a special donation page established for those wanting to help meet the 500,000-meal goal.

DOYLESTOWN >> The Fred Beans Automotive Group in May launched a 500,000 Meals Challenge, pledging to donate at least $25,000 a month through the end of the year to fight hunger in the communities where it operates.

The company estimated this monthly donation would provide about 400,000 meals by the end of the year and challenged employees, customers and business partners to help provide an additional 100,000 meals, or more, by Jan. 1.

With one month of the “Challenge” completed, Fred Beans estimates that it has helped provide just over 51,000 meals.

Throughout the Fred Beans 500,000 Meals Challenge, the company will dedicate a portion of vehicle sales and service bills to help five nonprofits – one in each of the main regions where Fred Beans operates.

Customers also have the chance to make their own contributions by rounding up at the registers of Beans dealerships, CARSTAR collision centers, CarQuest locations and AutoRent sites.

All funds raised for the Fred Beans 500,000 Meals Challenge in Bucks County locations benefit the Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC).

To learn more about the Fred Beans 500,000 Meals Challenge, and to make an individual donation to help fight hunger, visit

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