Ford Continues its Mission to Feed Homebound Seniors and Families on Thanksgiving

Ford employees will help pack food for more than 6,000 seniors as a part of Ford’s initiative to reduce hunger during the holidays ; Ford Motor Company Fund awards $30,000 to Holiday Meals on Wheels for the fifth consecutive year
2011 Ford Volunteers pack meals for program
2011 Ford Volunteers pack meals for program
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Nov. 21, 2012 - PRLog -- DETROIT, Mich., Nov. 21, 2012 – As a part of the company’s campaign to reduce hunger during the holidays and beyond, Ford Motor Company employees will pack freshly prepared meals for more than 6000 homebound seniors that will be delivered on Thanksgiving Day. Ford Motor Company Fund again is a presenting sponsor of the Detroit Area Agency on Aging’s Holiday Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving delivery program, donating $30,000 to the organization for five consecutive years.

On Wednesday, November 21, Ford Employee Volunteers will assemble the cold portion (beverages, bread and dessert) of the meal from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  Packing will occur at Valley Services, 1980 Bagley in Detroit, at the corner of Rosa Parks Blvd. (old 12th Street) south of Michigan Avenue, near old Corktown.

“Ford is proud to once again provide funding and our employee volunteers in support of the Holiday Meals on Wheels program.” Said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services.  “This critical program helps to ensure that seniors, who have given so much to build our community, do not go without a meal on Thanksgiving Day”.

For the second year in a row, Ford will also provide funding for Holiday Meals to SOS Community Services based in Ypsilanti.  They will begin their turkey and holiday food distribution before Thanksgiving, and will continue until January 6, 2013. During that time, they expect to feed approximately 600 families, including 250 children.

Ford’s participation in the Holiday Meals on Wheels and SOS Community Services program supports Ford’s commitment to feeding Michigan’s hungry families throughout the entire year. Over the next several weeks, in addition to packing and delivering meals, Ford is partnering with The Parade Company to feed the hungry through Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.

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About Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services

Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community partners to advance driving safety, education and American heritage and community life. For more than 60 years, Ford Motor Company Fund has operated with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. The award-winning Ford Driving Skills for Life program teaches new drivers through a variety of hands-on and interactive methods. Innovation in education is encouraged through national programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. Through the Ford Volunteer Corps, more than 25,000 Ford employees and retirees work on projects each year that better their communities in more than 40 countries. For more information, visit


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