Ford’s Hunger Relief Program has been going well over the past few years but the automaker feels it can do more. That’s why the American carmaker is joining forces with Feeding America to expand the program in New England by investing $2 million over five years. The expansion is a part of furthering Ford’s community commitment.
The Ford Motor Company Fund, the charitable part of Ford Motor Company, plans to help ten foodbanks in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts. Support includes new vehicles for transporting goods as well.
“More than 12 percent of those living in the New England area lack reliable access to the food and nutrition needed to thrive,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “As part of our commitment to the communities we serve, we are stepping up our efforts in the fight against hunger.”
Over the past 10 years, the auto manufacturer has donated more than 100 vehicles to member food banks. Last year, the Greater Boston Food Bank, one of the recipients, disturbed 54 million pounds of food.
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