Ford Motor Company shifted its support of The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) into high gear this summer when it launched a new fundraising campaign called Drive Against Hunger.
During the month of August, Ford dealers, as part of the Ford Fund’s Operation Better World initiative, generously donated $10 for every new car that was sold in Eastern Massachusetts, for a total contribution of $18,580.
“We are humbled by the generosity of our Boston-area Ford dealers who stepped up and exceeded expectations with donations that equate to a total of 56,000 healthy meals for families served by The Greater Boston Food Bank,” said Ann McDonough, Ford Network Development Manager for the Boston region.
Ford has partnered with GBFB since 2015 and has donated $160,500 over that time frame. This includes a $75,000 donation that enabled GBFB to buy a refrigerated van that transports fresh food to and from local pantries, meal programs, shelters and its direct distribution programs.
“We are so grateful for Ford’s steadfast support,” said Catherine D’Amato, GBFB president and CEO. “One in 10 people in Eastern Massachusetts doesn’t know where his or her next meal is coming from, and Ford’s generosity helps us bring healthy food to those who need it most.”