Ford Supplies Thanksgiving Meals To 6,000 Seniors In Detroit
$50,000 donation is part of a massive effort to help residents of southeast Michigan.
Thanksgiving is, unsurprisingly, a day to give thanks. No matter what you’re thankful for, you and your loved ones gather to eat massive amounts of turkey, watch football, and take well-deserved food-induced naps. However, not everyone is as fortunate as many of us, and Ford is making a massive donation to make sure that thousands more will enjoy Thanksgiving.
Ford Motor Company is partnering with the Detroit Area Agency on Aging to contribute to their Meals on Wheels program for Thanksgiving. Ford is donating $50,000 and manpower to the DAAA to help them feed approximately 6,000 seniors. Ford employees, their families, and the community will be in attendance to help prepare the meals that will be delivered to those in need. The large monetary donation will also help provide meals throughout the year.
“At Ford, we want to help make sure that no one goes hungry especially during the holiday season”, said Pamela Alexander, director, Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund. “We are proud of our decade-long sponsorship of Meals on Wheels.”
In southeast Michigan, there is a huge need for those willing to help contribute to feeding those in need. According to a report, 670,000 people in southeast Michigan will face hunger this year, including over 200,000 children.
“As we celebrate with friends, family and a hot meal this holiday season, in our community, there are many isolated and hungry homebound seniors and disabled adults. This is why we are sharing the love and feeding one of our most vulnerable populations on Thanksgiving,” said Paul Bridgewater, DAAA president and CEO. “We are very thankful for the Ford Motor Company Fund. With their generous donation, we are feeding 6,000 seniors. For us and the seniors we serve, we could not do it without Ford Motor Company Fund volunteers and financial support.”
This Thanksgiving donation is part of a larger plan from Ford to help the residents of southeast Michigan. They’ve opened a new Ford Resource and Engagement Center in Detroit, which provides access to basic needs in one of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods. They also have teamed with the United Way to help provide a fleet of 20 Ford Mobile Food Pantries that serve Detroit. This is all part of Ford’s $166 million investment they’ve made to this area in the last 10 years.
So, while they are known for making amazing trucks, that we all know and love, Ford also is doing a great deal of work in the Detroit area and beyond. Makes you a little more proud to sport that Blue Oval on your truck.