As part of a new initiiative called Chrysler Community Action Days, employees from Detroit-area Chrysler Group facilities volunteered at Forgotten Harvest,  Oct. 16, to package 25,000 pounds of food for the nonprofit organization to donate to emergency food providers, including soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters in southeast Michigan.

 

"Chrysler and the UAW have a proud 'Good Neighbor, Good Citizen' history and we are fully engaged supporting Forgotten Harvest's efforts to relieve hunger and provide a lifeline for families and seniors in need," said Al Iacobelli, Vice President – Employee Relations, Chrysler Group LLC, and General Holiefield, Vice President and Director – UAW Chrysler Department.

 

Chrysler Group and the UAW joined with the United Way to launch Chrysler Community Action Days -- an umbrella initiative that organizes employees in service projects to help meet urgent social and economic needs in different communities.

 Above, employees from Chrysler Group Detroit-area facilities stand in front of a banner at Forgotten Harvest, Oak Park, Mich., after packaging 25,000 pounds of food to be donated to soup kitchens food pantries and shelters in southeast Michigan. The employees, led by Daphne Harris, manager - civic and community relations, and Brian Glowiak, vice president - The Chrysler Foundation, launched Chrysler Community Action Days.


Forgotten Harvest, a nonprofit organization formed in 1990, collects surplus prepared and perishable food for donation to emergency food providers. The organization currently transports, on average, more than 1.6 million pounds of rescued food each month to soup kitchens, food pantries, children's homes, senior centers, group homes, and domestic and homeless shelters.