Donate a Vehicle

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How to Make a Vehicle Donation to the SLO Food Bank

When you donate a vehicle to benefit the SLO Food Bank, you turn your car, truck, RV, or boat into financial support for those facing hunger in our community – which is beautiful. Thank you. 

We partner with Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS), another 501c(3), to make this process easy for you to convert any vehicle into healthy meals.

1. SEND YOUR INFORMATION

Complete the form at careasy.org with your contact information and vehicle information. Or call 855-500-7433 (RIDE) seven days a week from 5:00 a.m. – to 9:00 p.m. PST to start the process.

2. RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS 

CARS will contact you with the following steps and additional information to make this donation process smooth.

3. ARRANGE PICKUP

CARS will coordinate the pick-up with you for free.

4. MAKE A LASTING IMPACT

CARS will sell your vehicle through their network to gain the maximum return and send the SLO Food Bank net proceeds five business days after the transaction. You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation, and the proceeds from your vehicle’s sale will provide nourishment and relief to those struggling with hunger or access to nutritious food.

MORE INFORMATION

To learn more about the process of donating your vehicle from start to finish, please view the CARS FAQ page. If you have any questions about the vehicle donation process, please don’t hesitate to contact the CARS team by calling 855-500-7433 (RIDE) or emailing [email protected].