Ford Gives $50,000 to Feed Seniors Battling Hunger in Detroit
For the ninth year in a row, Ford Motor Company will be participating in the Holiday Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving program in partnership with the Detroit Area Agency on Aging. Ford will donate $50,000 to DAAA for the purposes of purchasing food that will be prepared in order to provide proper Thanksgiving meals to more than 6,000 homebound seniors in the Detroit area.
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“At Ford we don’t just build great cars and trucks, we also build communities,” said Pamela Alexander, director, Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “By providing thousands of meals to seniors in our region on Thanksgiving we help to ensure that no one is hungry on this holiday.”
Ford volunteers and their families are also gathering this morning at Valley Services in Detroit to help with the task of assembling these meals.
“While we celebrate this holiday season with friends, family, and a nice meal, homebound seniors and adults with disabilities in our community are often neglected. That’s why we are sharing the love and feeding our homebound and disabled adults this Thanksgiving,” said Paul Bridgewater, DAAA president and CEO. “That’s why we are thankful for the Ford Motor Company Fund. They are driving away hunger on Thanksgiving with their generous donation that enables us to deliver fresh, hot, traditional Thanksgiving meals to 6,000 seniors. To us, the donation and the volunteers they’re supplying to DAAA are a much-needed gift to our entire community.”
Ford’s efforts to solve the problem of hunger in Detroit extend beyond the Thanksgiving holiday, where it works with the likes of The Parade Company and Gleaners Community Food Bank to help provide food for an estimated 715,000 Detroit-area residents who deal with the threat of hunger on a daily basis.
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