Reaching out to the Hungry – NYE Auto Community Food Drive NYE Automotive strives to always be a valuable member of our Central New York community. As we get closer to the Thanksgiving holiday, we realize there are some people out there who may not be enjoying the meals they should during the holidays — or any other time of year — because of financial hardships. To help give people in need an extra reason to be thankful, NYE is now holding a Food Drive to benefit local food pantries, asking donors to bring in non-perishable and non-expired food items, bread, dessert mixes, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and paper products. Donations will be given to the local food pantries to be distributed to area residents who are in need of a little extra help in making ends meet. Thanksgiving dinner-oriented items are a good choice for a food pantry donation this time of year, as well as normal day-to-day food stuffs and hygiene items. Food Drive contributions can be simple items purchased at the grocery store, nicely decorated holiday treats, or anything in between. All are guaranteed to brighten the days of the people receiving your outreach of compassion. To sweeten the deal, NYE will give a coupon for $500 off the purchase of a new or pre-owned vehicle plus a variable discount coupon towards the purchase of parts and service to anyone making a donation to the Food Drive. Coupons are limited to one per person, and certain restrictions apply. See your NYE salesperson for full details. Donations will be accepted by the Toyota receptionist Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 19. The NYE Automotive Group is located at 1479 Genesee St. in Oneida. For more information, call (315) 363-0600.