Food Drive to Benefit Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry
- Chrysler Group LLC’s Thanksgiving Food Drive will feed more than 1,000 hungry people in Boone County Area
- Thousands more are expected to be helped by food drives in Southeast Michigan; Kokomo, Ind.; Toledo, Ohio; and Washington, D.C.
WHAT & WHEN: Belvidere, Ill. – A caravan of Chrysler Group vehicles filled with food donated by Belvidere Assembly Plant employees will arrive Friday, November 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Belvidere/Boon County Food Pantry (200 S. Fifth Street, Capron, Ill). In addition to the donated food, The Chrysler Foundation has provided a grant to the food pantry for approximately 150 frozen turkeys.
Interview and Photo Opportunities Available at Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry(200 S. Fifth Street, Capron, Ill).
WHO: Brian Beaumont, Human Resources Manager – Belvidere Assembly Plant – Chrysler Group
George Wilitschinsky, President – UAW Local 1268
Linda Clark, Executive Director – Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry
SUMMARY:Similar deliveries will take place in Southeast Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; and Kokomo, Ind., where Chrysler Group employees participated in food drives to benefit local food banks and The Salvation Army. In Washington, D.C., Chrysler Group and The Chrysler Foundation will make a donation to SOME (So Others Might Eat) in support of their efforts to feed senior citizens during the holiday.