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Havre Ford helps Boys & Girls Club feed hungry children

Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line receives check for $1,500 from Ford

 

November 21, 2018

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Representatives of Havre Ford and Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line pose for a photograph with a $1,500 check Havre Ford and the Ford Foundation presented to the club as part of the Ford Focus on Child Hunger campaign.

Press release

The Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line received a check Tuesday totaling $1,500 from Havre Ford and the Ford Motor Company Fund. Ford and local Ford dealers are donating more than $100,000 to 64 Boys & Girls Clubs in Washington, Oregon, northern Idaho, Montana and Alaska to help feed children during the holidays. It's part of the Ford Focus on Child Hunger campaign.

This donation is in response to the increased demand for nutritious meals during the holidays, when many children lose access to school nutrition programs. It is estimated nearly 24 percent of children - that's one in four - are unsure how their next meal will be provided.

The Ford Fund provided $1,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line. Havre Ford donated an additional $500 to the Club. The money will be used to provide meals and snacks at the Clubs during the holiday season.

"No child should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from," said Steve Steinmetz, general manager at Have Ford. "We're happy to partner with the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line in the fight against child hunger."

Ford Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, is working in several ways to address food access and food insecurity throughout the U.S. In the past five years, the Ford Focus on Child Hunger initiative has donated more than $2.5 million to the five-state area, providing more than 2.5 million meals to regional programs.

In addition to these efforts, earlier this year, Ford dealers in the region collected over 105,000 pounds of peanut butter, enough to make nearly 1.5 million peanut butter sandwiches, which feeds kids during the summer when school nutrition programs are closed. Havre Ford also participated in the peanut butter drive.

Ford Motor Company Fund is the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company. Established in 1949, Ford Fund invests in innovative, transformational programs that empower people to take control of their lives and contribute to overall community prosperity.

Ford Fund works with local and global partners to create opportunities that advance education, promote safe driving, enlist employee volunteers and enrich community life. Ford Fund's signature programs include Ford Blue Oval Scholars, Ford College Community Challenge, Ford Driving Dreams, Ford Driving Skills for Life, Ford Next Generation Learning and the Ford Volunteer Corps. For more information, visit http://community.ford.com or visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FordFund/ and Twitter @fordfund.

 

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