FCA Canada Supports Windsor-Essex Miracle Food Drive
FCA Canada donated six full pallets of non-perishable food to the Windsor-Essex Miracle Food Drive. Delivered to jumpstart the campaign, the food donation from FCA Canada will directly support the efforts of the Windsor-Essex Food Bank Association and Unemployed Help Centre.
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“FCA Canada is proud to kick off this important campaign with an early donation and we hope that will inspire other businesses and individuals to take part in this noble community effort to help combat hunger during these challenging times,” said Dave Buckingham, President, and CEO, FCA Canada.
In addition to locations around the city and county for people to drop-off non-perishable food, food drive volunteers collected donations from people’s doorsteps on Saturday, June, 27.
“When the Miracle Food Drive event started, we had hoped that the business community in Windsor-Essex would get behind it. To see FCA Canada step up and get involved like they have is something that should not surprise anyone. They have been amazing supporters of this community in too many ways to count over the years. This is another demonstration of their commitment to Windsor and Essex County,” said Adam Lally, organizing committee member, Windsor-Essex Miracle Food Drive.
FCA Canada’s donation to the food drive is not the first time the automaker has stepped up during the pandemic. FCA Canada has provided $190,000 in financial assistance to nonprofit organizations since March. Communities located in Windsor-Essex, Etobicoke, and Brampton, locations of FCA Canada’s plants, have and will benefit from FCA Canada’s donations, earmarked to provide meals for children.
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund designed to feed children and families in need, organized by United Way-Centraide Windsor-Essex County and supported by several agencies, has received $120,000 from FCA Canada.
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FCA has pledged to support organizations in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S., which help feed school-age children in communities around its manufacturing plants. The automaker has set a 1 million-meal goal.
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