Thursday, August 23, 2007

Chrysler Financial Donates $100,000 To Feed Hungry

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.— The Chrysler Foundation and Chrysler Financial
donated $100,000 to Forgotten Harvest. The donation will go toward Forgotten Harvest's $3.6 million capital campaign for its new headquarters in Oak Park, Mich.

"We are pleased to assist Forgotten Harvest in its mission to drive out hunger from our communities," said Brian Glowiak, vice president of The Chrysler Foundation. "At The New Chrysler we have a passion for helping the communities where we live and work and helping to feed those in need is a job that should be done everyday."

Forgotten Harvest provides perishable food to those in need. It delivers more than 8.5 million pounds of fresh, perishable food to 135 emergency food providers in the metropolitan Detroit area annually.

Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight hunger and waste. It currently rescues over 8.5 million pounds of food per year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from a variety of sources, including grocery stores, produce markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors, and other Health Department-approved sources. The donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free of charge to emergency food providers in the metro Detroit area.

Now in its 54th year, The Chrysler Foundation is the primary source of charitable grants made by Chrysler. Formerly known as the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund, the Foundation annually supports hundreds of charitable organizations with an emphasis on community growth and enrichment, education, arts and culture, public policy, youth development and disaster relief programs throughout the United States and the world.

Chrysler Financial offers automotive financial products and services to both dealers and consumers of Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. In addition to offering vehicle wholesale and retail financing to more than 4,400 Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealers, Chrysler Financial also provides fleet management and lines of credit to dealers.

This generous donation will help Forgotten Harvest's capital campaign and assist the organization end hunger and waste in the metro Detroit area. The donation will impact people of all economic levels, and especially children in need. Forgotten Harvest is metro Detroit's only mobile food rescue organization.

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