Canepa, a Santa Cruz County collector car and restoration company, will be making a continued special donation to Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County due to food shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canepa has pledged a donation for every collector car that is sold during the pandemic, beginning in April 2020. To date, the company has donated $40,000 and will be continuing this donation for the foreseeable future.
This represents 160,000 meals that Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County is able to distribute to those who are less fortunate.
During these unprecedented times, Canepa has confirmed that it is more important than ever to ensure that individuals in need are supplied with essentials such as food. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many local businesses to shutter their doors, families stretching finances thinly due to job losses, and those who were already in need of support are more reliant than ever.
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County normally provides food to 55,000 people per month through their extensive relationships with farmers, retailers, food bank networks, and volunteers.
The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically increased the demand for the food bank’s resources with 1 in 4 children and 1 in 5 adults facing hunger in Santa Cruz County. Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County relies heavily on donations through numerous channels, maximizing each dollar spent to help distribute food to those who are less fortunate. 4 meals can be provided for each $1 that is spent.
Canepa (www.canepa.com) was established by Bruce Canepa, a Santa Cruz native his entire life. Involved in the car industry starting at a young age because of his father, Angelo, Bruce decided to found his automotive businesses in Santa Cruz in the early 1980s. In 2006 Canepa outgrew its Water Street facilities and moved its headquarters to Scotts Valley, California where it currently resides.
Its state-of-the-art facility allows all aspects of specialized automotive-related services to be done in house, including collector car and vintage race car sales, complete restorations, automotive servicing, design and engineering, as well as vintage racing track support.
Canepa has won a number of awards honoring cars entered into various automotive events, including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Laguna Seca Raceway’s historic races. Over the course of 40 years, Canepa has established itself as an integral part of California car culture.
To learn more about Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County and how to donate, visit www.thefoodbank.org.