Ford Helps With Hunger Relief During Thanksgiving Season
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Ford showed how thankful it was by donating a new truck, an E-350, to The Salvation Army’s Bed & Bread Club. This truck will help to serve 5,000 meals a day to those in need in the city of Detroit.
The vehicle went into operation the week of Thanksgiving and joins the fleet of The Salvation Army’s program. This program provides the needy in the Detroit area with a sandwich, fruit, beverage, soup, and snack in city neighborhoods.
Not only that, but the Marathon Petroleum Corporation has provided a year of free gasoline to help keep the truck running and perpetuate the good work The Salvation Army is doing.
Jim Vella, president of Ford’s Company Fund and Community Services branch, commented, “We’re proud to help the Salvation Army’s Bed and Bread Club travel to those in need, because hunger never takes a holiday.” He continued on by saying, “By addressing the issue of hunger through other programs such as Ford Mobile Food Pantries, Ford Focus on Child Hunger and Meet Up and Eat Up, we are going further to create stronger communities.”
This donation is tied to many other charitable investments that Ford is making in other grants, vehicles, and other assistance across the US to assist in relieving hunger.
We at Packy Webb Ford are proud when Ford helps with hunger relief programs, and are glad to see our manufacturer getting into the holiday spirit.