Ford, Newman’s Own
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Oct 16, 2008 9:15 AM
Feeding America (formerly named America’s Second Harvest) announced that Ford Motor Company and Newman’s Own will extend their partnership with Feeding America called the Partnership for Hunger Relief.
In October, under the partnership, seven refrigerated trucks containing Newman’s Own food will be donated to food banks that serve struggling rural communities nationwide. In November, 100 million pounds of food will have been distributed under the partnership. The Partnership for Hunger Relief enables food such as meat, dairy, and produce to be delivered via refrigerated trucks to remote communities that are often underserved.
This marks the eighth consecutive year of the Partnership for Hunger Relief. The 75 Ford trucks previously donated have traveled a combined total of 3.4 million miles and distributed more than 97 million pounds of food—equivalent to more than 76 million meals—to rural areas in need.
The seven food banks receiving trucks this October are: The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Chattahoochee Valley in Columbus GA, Mid-Michigan Food Bank in Lansing MI, Second Harvest Food Bank of San Diego CA, The Food Bank of North Alabama in Huntsville AL, The Northern Illinois Food Bank in St. Charles IL, The Southeast Missouri Food Bank in Cape Girardeau MO, and The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana in Monroe LA.
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