September 12, 2007
Ford of Canada employees collect and deliver food to help fight hunger
Oakville, Ontario – Food banks in four Canadian cities received the contents of 30 Ford Edge vehicles as part of the company’s “Fill An Edge A Day” campaign. Employees of Ford Motor Company of Canada were challenged to fill the vehicles with non-perishable food items, which were delivered to food banks in Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton, Ontario. Vehicles also delivered food in Edmonton, while Montreal employees volunteered at a food bank.
The campaign is part of Ford’s global Week of Caring campaign, which encourages employees to volunteer during the week of September 3 to 11 to make a positive impact in their communities. More than 8,200 people on six continents committed to participate in volunteering their time.
Ford of Canada president and CEO Bill Osborne helped to unload and restock shelves at the Oakville Salvation Army Food Bank. The Oakville Assembly Complex, where the Edge is built, teamed with the Canadian Auto Workers’ Union Local 707 to fill 20 Edges with food. Ford of Canada’s headquarters filled eight vehicles, and the offices in Edmonton filled two more. Employees in Montreal volunteered at the Moisson Montreal food bank for the day, making food baskets.