DEARBORN – The Ford Motor Company Fund is donating another $50,000 to assist with hunger relief efforts in communities hit by tornadoes, bringing the total donations to Feeding America this month to $100,000.
Additionally, employees at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant, including employees with UAW Local 249, and local Ford offices are assisting with relief efforts in Joplin, Mo. An employee gate collection is expected to raise several thousand dollars in further contributions.
“Our hearts go out to our neighbors without shelter and food in the wake of these devastating storms," said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Our partnership with Feeding America allows us to provide help where it is needed most.”
Feeding America aids disaster relief and recovery by distributing food and grocery products through a network of more than 200 food banks that serve 61,000 local charitable agencies.
”The donations from Ford this season will greatly benefit those working to rebuild communities affected by the damaging storms,” said Vicki Escarra, chief executive officer of Feeding America. “For years, our partnership with Ford has helped to better communities across the nation.”
Ford Motor Company has a decade-long partnership with Feeding America and Newman’s Own®, Inc. to provide Ford refrigerated trucks loaded with Newman's Own food products to communities in need. The fleet of 98 refrigerated Ford trucks and vans has travelled 5.7 million miles delivering 130 million meals.