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Allison Mac, a GasBuddy petroleum analyst and director of public relations, left, stands with Brenda Price, St. Vincent de Paul Society volunteer, and John Berry, CEO of St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia. GasBuddy awarded Price free gas for a year and made a donation to St. Vincent de Paul to assist with its service to the needy.


Contest winner nets St. Vincent de Paul $1,000 in gas cards

Published November 27, 2014

ATLANTA—Brenda Price won this year’s GasBuddy “Outsmart the Pump” sweepstakes, meaning filling her gas tank for the next year will cost $0.

Brenda and her husband, Allen, are volunteers at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, serving at the Stone Mountain St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store.

As a result, GasBuddy, an app and website that shows users where to find cheap gas, also donated $1,000 in gas cards to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Melissa Walker, the nonprofit’s communications specialist, said St. Vincent de Paul will use the cards to help offset the costs of the Food Recovery and Distribution Program.

With this program, St. Vincent de Paul picks up fresh and frozen food from more than 40 Kroger supermarkets weekly. The food is taken to 40 food pantries and four Family Support Centers to be distributed to families and individuals in need.

The presentation of the gas cards on Tuesday, Nov. 18, was made at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul offices on Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta.