This is the sixth August that MN's Signal Garage has offered free brake service to anyone who brings in donation bag of food or school supplies.
"Food shelf fundraisers typically involve events such as walks, runs and church food drives. But Signal Garage in West St. Paul has concocted a novel incentive to rustle up donations — offering free brake jobs. Each August, Signal Garage makes a deal. Anyone who brings in a full grocery bag of food and/or school supplies gets their brakes inspected, and brake pads or shoes installed, for free. It’s a great deal for customers, who pay nothing for a service that can cost $100 to $200. It’s also been a great deal for two local food shelves, which this week picked up the mountains of groceries stacked in the waiting rooms of the garage’s two locations." -- Jean Hopfensperger, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune