Patton Oswalt to Auction Off Carvel Black Card for Charity

Atlanta, GA (December 7, 2010) – Stand-up comedian, writer and actor Patton Oswalt is taking a stand in the fight against hunger by forfeiting his right to free ice cream for life.  Oswalt is auctioning off his Carvel Black Card on e-bay to benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

Potential purchasers can bid on the card from now until Monday, December 13th.  The winner will receive their own “Carvel Lover” Black Card, entitling them to up to $25.00 in purchases/week at Carvel for the rest of their life.

“Our celebrity Black Cards were issued to commemorate Carvel’s 75th Anniversary in 2008.   Although they were not meant to be transferred, we decided to honor Patton’s request to re-issue his card to the winner of this charitable auction,” says Carvel President Gary Bales.  “We hope this event will raise some much-needed funds to feed those in need over the holidays.  We thank Patton for allowing Carvel to be involved.”

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has been serving residents of Los Angeles County, California for over 37 years.  Today the Food Bank provides food for nearly 900 member agency sites including abused and abandoned children homes, battered women shelters, senior centers, local food pantries, soup kitchens, AIDS hospices and more. In 2009, 54 million pounds of food were distributed for the hungry.

View Oswalt’s e-bay auction here.  As of December 9th, the wining bid was at almost $6,000.00!

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