According to nonprofit Feeding America, 40 million people struggled with hunger in the United States in 2017, including more than 12 million children. Without enough to eat, children struggle in school, adults have trouble performing on the job and all face potential health issues. Helping people meet their most basic human need is the first step to strengthening our communities and creating a better world.
Ford Fund works to address hunger in our communities in many ways. Through investments that support local food banks as well as a nationwide fleet of Ford Mobile Food Pantries that deliver fresh produce and other staples directly to people in need, Ford Fund works with nonprofits year-round to provide access to food and opportunities that help all people reach their full potential.
When school lunch programs shut down in the summer, Ford Fund partners with local Ford dealers through its annual Peanut Butter Driveto stock food banks to keep kids nourished.
Ford Fund also supports holiday meal efforts in Southeast Michigan, including the Detroit Area Agency on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program, as well as Focus Hope’s holiday meal delivery. These efforts are key for seniors who aren’t able to leave the house and often have to make difficult decisions between food and medications.
To learn about additional ways Ford Fund supports communities, click here.