Back in March, the Ford Motor Company announced that its Ford Motor Company Fund (FMCF) will contribute $100,000 toward an infant formula program at Gleaners Community Food Bank, the “largest nonprofit organization providing food for our hungry neighbors in Detroit, Pontiac, Howell.” The automaker’s employees are also supplementing the contribution with hundreds of pounds of formula and thousands of diapers through its annual Diaper & Formula Food Drive, an annual charity drive established by the Ford Volunteer Corps. Ford says diapers are not included in most assistance programs and that they can be a serious financial drain on low-income families.
Combined with the $100,000 donation and assistance from Ford employees, the automaker says it will donate more than 7,000 cans of baby formula and thousands of diapers to non-profit agencies across southeastern Michigan via its Ford Mobile Pantries (pictured).
The donation is well-warranted, as more than 200,000 children face food shortages in southeastern Michigan alone, according to Ford. As always, additional contributions are always welcome, and those interested in contributing to the Ford Feeds Babies program can do so by sending a text (FFB) to (41444).
Over the last five years, the FMCF — which has operated for more than 60 years through direct funding from the Ford Motor Company, has contributed to more than $1.7 million to Gleaners Community Food Bank, according to Ford.