UAW FordDetroit Holiday Meals on Wheels partners with Ford Motor Company Fund

to pack and deliver 5,500 meals for homebound seniors

“Hunger Takes No Holiday”

 

The Detroit Area Agency on Aging is partnering with Ford Motor Company Fund to pack and deliver hot, nutritious meals to 5,500 seniors in Metro Detroit. Hundreds of corporate and community volunteers with Ford Motor Company Fund employees and family members will assist with meal packaging and delivery. Ford Motor Company Fund has donated time and money to support the delivery of 5,500 meals on Thanksgiving.

 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 starting at 8 a.m. to assemble the cold portion of the meal and on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday , November 24, 2016 starting at 6 a.m. to package the hot portion of the meal for distribution to partnering sites wheredoor- to-door delivery of individual hot meals start at 8:30 a.m.

 Ford Motor Company Fund will present DAAA with a check for $50,000 ($40,000 for Holiday Meals on Wheels and $10,000 for the waitlist) on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

 The Original Vandellas and the Contours will grace us with song as we pack on Wednesday, November 23, at Valley Services,1980 Bagley, at the corner of Rosa Park Blvd, south of Michigan Avenue, near old Tiger Stadium and Corktown.

DAAA Holiday Meals on Wheels feeds thousands of homebound seniors during the holidays and is primarily supported through private and community funds. This Thanksgiving, meal deliveries are made possible by the contributions of the Ford Motor Company Fund and the Detroit Area Agency on Aging. Holiday Meals on Wheels is currently providing hot nutritious meals on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and Labor Day because “Hunger Takes No Holiday”

Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services builds on our heritage of improving people’s lives and making the world a better place. We work with our partners to find innovative solutions to community concerns using a coordinated, strategic approach. Our efforts are concentrated on three key areas: community life, education and safety.

 CONTACT:   To volunteer or for more information please call (313) 446-4444 ext. 5819

 

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