Chrysler Thanksgiving Food Drive Helps More than 20,000 Families in Need

For the fourth year running, Chrysler Group has provided food to Americans through their Thanksgiving Food Drive. Employees from Chrysler Group facilities in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan came together this holiday season to provide Thanksgiving meals to more than 20,000 families in need.

The Chrysler Thanksgiving Food Drive benefited multiple organizations across the four participating states, including the Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, Hope Center in Macomb, Lighthouse of Oakland County, Faith in Action – Chelsea/Dexter, the Monroe County Opportunity Program, and other organizations in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

The president of Gleaners, Gerry Brisson, stated, “In southeast Michigan, more than 707,000 people are food insecure and despite a recovering economy, many working families are still having trouble making ends meet. This much-needed support from Chrysler Group’s Thanksgiving Food Drive will help Gleaners ease the burden for many families this holiday season.”

Michigan employees alone filled up more than 27 pallets of food, including frozen turkeys, canned vegetables and fruit, stuffing, and cranberry sauce – enough food to prepare 27,000 meals.

“We strive to make ‘doing for others’ part of everyday life at Chrysler Group. This effort is the culmination of a food drive that will allow families in our communities to enjoy a traditional holiday meal. We are grateful to Chrysler employees and the UAW for their generosity,” said Jody Trapasso, the Senior Vice President for External Affairs at Chrysler Group and the President of The Chrysler Foundation. “Caring for our neighbors is needed more than ever. Over 46 million Americans face hunger each year, and nearly half of those are children and seniors.”

Here at Cronic Chrysler, we are proud to be a part of an organization that has touched more than 60,000 families over the past four years with their Thanksgiving Food drives.