The Salvation Army Bed & Bread Club officially unveiled a brand new Ford truck to help provide more than 5,000 meals daily to hungry people throughout Detroit. The vehicle joined the Bed & Bread fleet last month, serving sandwiches, fruit, beverages, soups and snacks to men, women and children in Detroit’s most depressed neighborhoods. Ford Motor Company pledged the brand new truck, along with $50,000 toward the program, during the 2014 Bed & Bread Club Radiothon held last February. In addition, Marathon Petroleum Corporation is providing a year of free gasoline for the new vehicle.
Thank you so much to our friends at Ford Motor Company and Marathon Petroleum Corporation for their generous support which helps Detroiters in need everyday of the year stay fed.
About The Salvation Army Bed & Bread Club
The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit’s Bed & Bread program, serves more than 5,000 meals each day, more than 1.8 million meals every year, to men, women and children who would otherwise go without. The program also provides nearly 600 homeless individuals with shelter each night, 212,000 nights annually. Bed & Bread trucks are unique to The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit, leaving from The Army’s Acres of Hope campus in Detroit 365 days a year to serve meals within neighborhoods at designated stops throughout the day. Case managers aboard the Bed & Bread trucks also assist clients by helping them receive critical social services through The Salvation Army’s housing and rehabilitation treatment programs.
About Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community partners to advance driving safety, education and community life. The Ford Motor Company Fund has operated for more than 60 years with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. Ford Driving Skills for Life teaches new drivers through a variety of hands-on and interactive methods. Innovation in education is encouraged through programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. Through the Ford Volunteer Corps, more than 25,000 Ford employees and retirees each year work on projects that better their communities in 30 countries. For more information, visit http://community.ford.com.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 186,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com
About Marathon Petroleum Company
MPC is the nation's fourth-largest refiner, with a crude oil refining capacity of approximately 1.7 million barrels per calendar day in its seven-refinery system. Marathon brand gasoline is sold through approximately 5,400 independently owned retail outlets across 19 states. In addition, Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates the nation's second-largest convenience store chain, with approximately 2,740 convenience stores in 22 states. MPC also owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 8,300 miles of pipeline. Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership. MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network in the Midwest, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions. For additional information about the company, please visit our website at http://www.marathonpetroleum.com.