Community | September 19 2013

Fighting Hunger One Can at a Time

Chrysler Group employees walked door-to-door in local neighborhoods. No, they weren’t selling vehicles; they were instead collecting food to help fight hunger in Metro Detroit.

“One in five people in Metro Detroit faces hunger on a daily basis. Even more startling is the fact that one in four of our children simply doesn’t know where their next meal will come from,” said Jody Trapasso, Vice President External Affairs – Chrysler Group LLC and President of The Chrysler Foundation. “It is our hope that by partnering with Gleaners, we can help eliminate this uncertainty for thousands of children and their families.”

Hunger effects every demographic, and isn’t only limited to the homeless. According to the Food Bank Council of Michigan, food banks and emergency food providers continue to serve more working poor families than ever and 50% of the people who receive food from emergency food providers are children and senior citizens.

Since hundreds of thousands of people face hunger every day, The Chrysler Foundation, the charitable arm of Chrysler Group LLC, focuses on empowering people in local communities and continues to encourage volunteer opportunities within the company.

Check out this video of Chrysler Group volunteers doing their part to support Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.