Ford Motor Company and The Suburban Collection Team Up to Launch the Ford Mobile Food Pantry Into the Local Communities

Oct 12, 2010, 15:30 ET from The Suburban Collection

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year more than fifty percent of food pantries in Macomb and Oakland Counties turned away hungry people because of an insufficient amount of food.

"The Suburban Collection is dedicated to eliminating hunger and today we're taking the first steps to do that," said David Fischer, chairman and C.E.O., The Suburban Collection.

To combat the hunger problem, The Suburban Collection is donating two Ford Transit vans for the Ford Mobile Food Pantry initiative.  The specially equipped Ford Transit vans will be used to collect and distribute food to those in need in partnership with Gleaners Community Food Bank and The United Way of Southeastern Michigan.

"These two vans join seven already on the road in service, combating hunger in southeast Michigan," said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund.  "We are pleased that The Suburban Collection has seen merit with this initiative and is joining in this effort to fight hunger."  

These specially equipped Ford Transit Vans will service Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties through Suburban Ford of Waterford and Suburban Ford of Sterling Heights.

SOURCE The Suburban Collection