Renowned Michigan car collector Ken Lingenfelter and his tuning company Lingenfelter Performance Engineering hosted various Cars & Coffee events at their North Engine Build Facility in Wixom, Michigan this year. Over $6,000 and 612 pounds of food was donated during the weekly events, which is now being donated to volunteer foodbank Gleaners.
The Cars and Coffee events were free to attend, however participants were encouraged to make monetary donations or bring nonperishable food items to be given to Gleaners Community Food Bank. Their efforts will allow Gleaners to serve 18,704 meals in the Livingston Country and Michigan tri-county area.
Lingenfelter and his company LPE are known for their tuned General Motors products including Corvettes, Camaros, Cadillac CTS-Vs, Chevrolet Silverados and more.
Lingenfelter’s donations are especially important in the Metro Detroit Area. In Michigan, it is estimated that one in four children struggles with hunger, while 24% live in poverty. Gleaners partners with local schools to reach hungry kids in the area and provide them with healthy meals and provides nearly 100,000 meals to other less fortunate Michigan residents every day.