It is always important to remember to give something back to the community. There are many people needing help and food all over the world, and Ford launches a Ford Accelerated Action Day to help feed the hungry during this time of the year. With this occasion, the Ford Volunteer Corps will cook, serve meals and stock shelves.
Over 600 of Ford’s employees teamed up with nonprofit hunger relief partners to feed people in shelters, missions and family centers. MODEL Teams of Ford volunteers are collecting and sorting food, cooking and serving meals, and packing food boxes.
“Ford and its employees are making a difference and stepping up once again to help bring back some of the joy of the season that is missing for many of our neighbors,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “We are grateful that we have resources and helping hands to share with the less fortunate in our communities.”
A total of USD 53,000 in Ford grants has been allotted to buy the food and materials needed by partners to complete their projects. These partners include Capuchin Soup Kitchen (Detroit), City Mission (Detroit), COTS (Detroit), Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (Detroit), Focus: HOPE (Detroit), Food Gatherers (Ann Arbor), Lighthouse of Oakland County (Pontiac), Matrix Human Services (Detroit), Ruth Ellis Center (Highland Park), Salvation Army (Harbor Light, Detroit), Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Detroit), Southwest Housing Solutions (Detroit), Starfish Family Services (Inkster), Veteran’s Haven (Westland), and Vista Maria (Dearborn Hts.).
“It isn’t easy seeing so many of our neighbors hungry or down on their luck,” said Janet Lawson, director, Ford Volunteer Corps. “But Ford and its employees care, and it is gratifying to see our volunteers pitching in and comforting so many. It makes all of us truly thankful and appreciative for what we have.”
This action is part of Ford’s all-year round efforts to help feed the hungry.