UAW-Ford National Programs Center to provide free holiday meals to families in need


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600 volunteers from UAW-Ford and local high schools to assemble food boxes containing uncooked items for a complete holiday meal as food giveaway part of national program providing 17,000 meals across the country

DETROIT – The UAW-Ford National Program Center (NPC) will again help local families in need this holiday season. The NPC will be giving away boxes of food containing all of the components for a complete holiday meal including a turkey, vegetables, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese, stuffing, cake mix and icing.

The meal boxes will be distributed locally on Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21 at the following locations:

Friday, Dec. 20 Saturday, Dec. 21
Highland Park Fire Department Bert’s Warehouse
26 Gerald Street 2739 Russell Street
Highland Park, MI 48203 Detroit, MI 48207
Noon until supplies depleted 8 a.m. until supply depleted

In addition to the main distribution centers, 43 local churches will be distributing dinners at their locations. A complete list of locations and a volunteer sign-up form are located at .

This food giveaway is part of the UAW-Ford’s mission to uplift local communities and continually demonstrate that its membership doesn’t just build cars; it builds strong communities.

“At UAW-Ford we are fully committed to truly serving the communities where our members live and work,” said UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles, who directs the union’s Ford Department. “It is our ability to execute programs like this that show why unions and collective bargaining or so important to this country. We aren’t simply organizations that provide jobs; we become entrenched in our local communities and help to make a way for those who may otherwise not be able.”

The food boxes will be assembled by 600 volunteers from UAW-Ford and youth from local area high schools who have received support from UAW-Ford, including Detroit Cass Tech High, Detroit Loyola and Highland Park Renaissance Academy.

Nationally, UAW-Ford will be distributing 17,000 boxes of food to 27 different communities across the country. For more information, call (313) 392-7180.

About UAW-Ford

UAW-Ford is a non-profit organization that provides training for UAW-represented Ford Motor Company employees in areas like quality, diversity, education, and health and safety. As a non-profit, it is also deeply involved in strengthening the communities where UAW-represented employees work and live.

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