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The FCA Foundation Supports United Way for Southeastern Michigan Food Programs with $500,000 Donation

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The FCA Foundation donated $500,000 to help expand the food programs created and run by the United Way of Southeastern Michigan
Photo: FCA of North America Media

United Way for Southeastern Michigan is trying to solve childhood hunger through its Meet Up and Eat Up and School Breakfast programs to reach more kids in need, and The FCA Foundation has decided to help.

By pledging $500,000, automaker FCA will be helping United Way carry out its mission to feed every child in the counties of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb who qualify for the programs but lack access to the benefits of the programs.

“FCA US cares deeply about our communities and respects United Way for the work they do. In no uncertain terms, United Way is committed to improving lives,” said Brian Harlow, Head of Manufacturing, North America and FCA US United Way Co-Chair. “By focusing on key areas including education, economic prosperity and health, United Way works to connect corporations, non-profits and government agencies to tackle problems as a team, therefore, amplifying what no singular organization could do alone.”

The FCA Foundation’s donation will be earmarked to expand the United Way’s food programs as well as its reach.

“The grant will support United Way’s efforts to implement robust community engagement, marketing and canvassing strategies to ensure that children and families, school administrators and the public know about both the Meet Up and Eat Up summer program and the School Breakfast Program available each school day,” reports FCA of North America Media.

According to FCA, 17% of the total number of children (nearly 300,000) actively participate in the Meet Up and Eat Up summer meal program.