Ford Cooks for People in Need

{img1 }It's the holiday season and large companies are gearing up to help people in need through all kinds of campaigns. After General Motors, Ford is the second big name that enters the game, announcing the Ford Accelerated Action Day during which Ford Volunteer Corps is cooking, delivering and collecting food for people in need.

In other words, Ford volunteers are distributing food, with the help of local nonprofit organizations, to people in shelters, missions and family centers. What's interesting is that the American carmaker is also offering up to $5,000 to agencies that joined the project to buy food and other things for the poor. The following agencies have already received money from the US-based carmaker:

Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Detroit – assemble 750 food boxes that feed a family of four
Fish & Loaves Food Pantry, Taylor – sort 168,000 pounds of food purchased with Ford grant
Focus Hope, Detroit – assemble 4,000 food boxes for area seniors
Food Gatherers, Ann Arbor – pack 750 food boxes containing 25 meals each
Gleaners Community Food Bank, Pontiac – fill 950 weekend meal backpacks for children
Ruth Ellis Center, Highland Park – stock food pantry and pack meals for street outreach
St. Leo's Soup Kitchen, Detroit – prepare and serve lunch for more than 200 people
Salvation Army-Harbor Light, Detroit – serve meals to 3,000 homeless people
Southwest Housing Solutions, Detroit – cook and serve holiday meals for residents
Veteran's Haven, Wayne – coat drive, and sort food for distribution to 225 veterans and their families

Ford says that more than 20,000 employees and retirees have joined forces to help those in need all over the world, so the company's efforts have easily been expanded across the borders of the United States.

“Ford is continuing a long tradition of caring and community service by addressing one of the most basic of human needs,"
said Janet Lawson, director, Ford Volunteer Corps. “Collecting food and feeding people is an important step toward creating a better world."
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