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Ford Employees Volunteer for Holidays

December 16, 2014 - Press Release

Photo courtesy of Ford.
Photo courtesy of Ford.

More than 700 Ford employees helped out in soup kitchens, food banks, shelters and care centers in eight different states to help feed the hungry during the holiday season.

Ford also donated $1.3 million in financial support, grants and vehicles to help on Ford’s Accelerated Action Day. With the money Ford’s nonprofit partners created more than 50 projects to feed members in different local communities.

Non-profit partners in southeast Michigan receiving up to $5,000 in grants for today’s projects include:

  • Advanced Technology Academy, Dearborn – Assemble family holiday food packages
  • Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Detroit – Assemble & distribute emergency food packages
  • COTS, Detroit – Prepare & serve holiday lunch to emergency shelter residents
  • Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Detroit – Serve holiday lunch for homeless
  • Fish & Loaves, Taylor – Restock & organize client choice food pantry
  • Focus HOPE, Detroit – Prepare food packages for homebound senior citizens
  • Food Gatherers, Ann Arbor – Assemble emergency food packages
  • HAVEN, Pontiac – Install food pantry shelving & prepare food care packages
  • Lighthouse of Oakland County, Pontiac – Transport food & organize food pantry
  • Matrix Human Services, Detroit – Assemble emergency food packages & serve hot lunch
  • Ruth Ellis Center, Detroit – Assemble emergency food packages & organize, restock food pantry
  • Salvation Army, Detroit – Prepare & serve lunch, pack & distribute food for Bed & Bread truck
  • St. Vincent de Paul, Detroit – Sort and pack food at Gleaners Community Food Bank
  • Veteran's Haven, Detroit – Distribute monthly food packages & organize food pantry
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