Donate Your Vehicle
we turn your vehicle into meals for neighbors
We can’t think of a more fitting way to give new life to your car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer, or airplane than Second Harvest Food Bank’s Vehicle Donation Program.
Here's How It Works:
Second Harvest Food Bank partners with CARS to facilitate our vehicle donation program.
To get started, you'll visit Second Harvest's page on the CARS website, or you can call toll-free to 855.500.RIDE. That's 855.500.7433.
The Donation Process via CARS At-A-Glance:
Vehicle Pick Up is Scheduled
When you contact CARS via their website, they will reach back out to you within 2-3 business days to set a convenient appointment time to pick up the vehicle you wish to donate. The vehicle will be picked up by a licensed tow company at no cost to you and will be taken to a sales location. You will be provided a Donation Receipt by the tow driver at the time of pick up.
Donated Vehicle is Sold
CARS will evaluate the donated vehicle at its sales location. When it is cost-effective, CARS makes major and/or minor mechanical repairs. CARS uses auction houses to sell the majority of vehicles. On occasion, other means are used to sell unique or specialty items. CARS is committed to ensuring that Second Harvest Food Bank receives the maximum amount of money for each vehicle donation that they receive.
Tax Deduction Receipts and Forms are Provided
Within 30 days of the sale of the donated vehicle, you will receive a thank you letter which you may use as a tax receipt. This may be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for $500 or less. If your donated vehicle sells for more than $500, CARS will mail you an additional receipt known as "IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes" if your tax identification number has been provided.
Want to speak with a Second Harvest team member before proceeding? E-mail Beth Bealle or call her at 336.784.5770.