Ford Says ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ by Donating Thousands of Meals to Homebound Seniors

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Here at Ford Trucks Enthusiasts, we love bringing you the latest news on all things Ford. Sometimes though, such news don’t involve actual vehicles, but the people behind the blue oval.

Thanksgiving day offers us a great opportunity to look into the other activities that Ford employees do, besides build great cars and trucks, of course. Such is the case of today’s news, where Ford partnered with the Detroit Area Agency on Aging for the ninth consecutive year, as part of the Holiday Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving program.

Ford set out to provide meals for more than 6,000 area homebound seniors, so them too, can enjoy a thanksgiving meal. On top of that Ford made a donation of $50,000 to DAAA, which goes to supply the food for more Thanksgiving meals, and provides additional funding for the daily meal service throughout the year. Additionally, Ford employees and their families will come together the day before Thanksgiving to assemble freshly prepared meals at Valley Services at 1980 Bagley in Detroit, starting at 8 a.m.

“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.”

“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.”

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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