Five Ford Transit Connect vans have been donated to various organizations to help feed the hungry across the United States during the holiday season. The vans will be used by groups in Kansas City, Louisville, Miami, Phoenix, and Dallas to pick up food and transport it to recipients.
With 103.9 cubic feet of cargo space and a 1,470-lb capacity, a single Transit Connect can deliver 1,100 meals in one trip, according to Ford. The vehicles were delivered to the organizations starting with The Salvation Army of Kansas city on December the 7th; then the Dare to Care Food Bank in Louisville on the 8th; and the Chapman Partnership in Miami, Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank in Chandler, Arizona, and the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas on the 9th, 10th, and 11th.
These donations are the latest in Ford’s ongoing effort to decrease food insecurity throughout the US. Ford Motor Company has spearheaded a nationwide mobile food pantry movement with more than 50 units across the country providing free food to those in need.