Fast Park, an Off-Site Parking Facility at Miami International Airport (MIA) and Daily Bread Food Bank Join to Battle Miami Food Shortages
MIAMI, FL -- 10/02/08 -- Airport Fast Park, an off-site airport parking company located at the Miami International Airport (MIA), is offering its customers a parking discount in exchange for donated non-perishable food items. The food drive will take place from Monday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 31. All items will be donated to Daily Bread Food Bank, a member of Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest), the largest food bank network in the country. Miami Airport Fast Park travelers parking at the facility will receive $1 off per non-perishable food item donated, with a maximum discount of $3 per stay at the facility. Customers may combine other Fast Park coupons with this discount.Miami ranks third among large cities in the United States with 35 percent of the population living in poverty. Forty-two percent of the children in the city of Miami live in homes with incomes below the poverty level and 59.8 percent of Miami-Dade County public school children were eligible for free or reduced-cost lunches last year. Food banks across the country are struggling to keep up with demand this year, according to a survey conducted by Feeding America. More residents are in need of help due to the economic slowdown, rising food prices and cutbacks at their jobs.
Fast Park has partnered with Feeding America's member food banks in each of its off-site airport parking facilities across the country.Facilities are located at airports in Albuquerque, Cincinnati, Memphis, Orlando, Austin, Cleveland, Miami, Raleigh-Durham, Baltimore, Houston, Milwaukee, and Tucson.
Miami travelers are asked to bring their non-perishable food items to the airport parking facility and give them to a cashier upon exit. The cashier will then apply the appropriate food drive discount (up to $3).
Fast Park's Miami facility (4101 NW 31st St., Miami, FL 33142) located at the Miami International Airport provides a shuttle service that, unlike other parking facilities, conveniently picks up patrons directly outside their car door. The facility provides covered parking, complimentary jump starts and flat-tire assistance, free bottled water and free luggage assistance to get the whole family onto the shuttle as quickly as possible. Airportfastpark.com offers special Internet pricing for $7 per day (excluding tax) at the Miami International Airport (MIA) facility.
For more information about Airport Fast Park, visit their web site.