FCA and Chrysler Brand Expand Partnership With No Kid Hungry to Feed Children Impacted by Coronavirus School Closures

  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is partnering with No Kid Hungry to support its grantees - schools, food banks and community groups across the country - in serving 640,000 meals during the crisis-related school closures as part of the automaker’s broader 1 million meals commitment
  • No Kid Hungry is providing emergency grants to schools, food banks and community groups all across the country, and diverting staff and resources to the hardest hit communities
  • FCA's partnership with No Kid Hungry expands on the partnership Chrysler brand announced mid-March to provide meals to kids in need with the sale of each Chrysler Pacifica
  • FCA has partnered with more than 40 local nonprofits to feed school children in its plant communities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, as well as Canada and Mexico
May 7, 2020 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -  In response to the coronavirus crisis, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced a commitment to provide more than 1 million meals to ensure children who depend on school meals continue to have access to nutritious food. FCA is moving closer to achieving this goal, partnering with No Kid Hungry to support its grantees - schools, food banks and community groups across the country - in serving 640,000 meals during school closures due to the pandemic. FCA’s corporate partnership is incremental to the expanded partnership with No Kid Hungry that the Chrysler brand announced in mid-March.

“There has never been a more important moment to help children and their families," said Mark Stewart, Chief Operating Officer of FCA - North America. “FCA and the Chrysler brand are pleased to support No Kid Hungry in its mission to end childhood hunger.”

Millions of vulnerable children are losing the healthy meals they depend on as the coronavirus has closed schools nationwide. No Kid Hungry has a plan to help feed them. As part of its coronavirus relief and recovery efforts, No Kid Hungry is providing emergency grants to schools, food banks and community groups all across the country, and diverting staff and resources to the hardest hit communities.

“We are incredibly grateful to FCA and to the Chrysler brand for stepping up even more so for America’s kids,” said Tom Nelson, President and CEO at Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. “This incremental support will help us feed more vulnerable kids who are currently missing the school meals they rely on.”

In addition to its national partnership with No Kid Hungry, FCA is working with more than 40 local nonprofit organizations (Table 1) that are providing meals to children in the communities around its principal manufacturing plants in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Similar programs are underway in Canada and Mexico. 

Chrysler Brand Expands Partnership with No Kid Hungry
The Chrysler brand first partnered with No Kid Hungry in 2018 to help end childhood hunger in America. This March, the Chrysler brand announced it was expanding that partnership. With the sale of every Chrysler Pacifica from March 18 through the end of June, Chrysler is making a contribution that will help No Kid Hungry provide meals to kids in need across the country.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is a global automaker that designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles in a portfolio of exciting brands, including Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep®, Lancia, Ram and Maserati. It also sells parts and services under the Mopar name and operates in the components and production systems sectors under the Comau and Teksid brands. FCA employs nearly 200,000 people around the globe. For more details regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.

No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But millions don’t know where their next meal is coming from. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign by Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty.

Table 1 - FCA Local Nonprofit Partnerships

Southeast Michigan
Arab American & Chaldean Council (ACC) - Coordinates pre-packed boxes of food from Forgotten Harvest that will allow ACC to expand their food pantry in Detroit and Sterling Heights
Capuchin Soup Kitchen - Provides meals to children, families, homeless and others in need
Cass Community Social Services - Serves meals and provides groceries to families, homeless and others in need, as well as serving as a City of Detroit COVID-19 medical center for the homeless
Detroit Public School Foundation - Provides food, transportation, household supplies and medical needs to Detroit students
Disaster Relief at Work - Food boxes for more than 4,000 families in Pontiac and northern Oakland County
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program - Food and supplies distribution center 
Dundee Public Schools - Backpack Brigade Program
Focus: HOPE - Organizational COVID-19 Response Plan feeding seniors and families
Food Bank Council of Michigan - Statewide support for food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, hospices, domestic violence shelters, head start, after school and other programs
Food Gatherers - Works with local school districts to address the needs of students  
Forgotten Harvest - COVID-19 Fund for the purchase of additional supplies and food
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan - COVID-19 Fund to feed children/families
Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development - Provides packaged food/groceries via drive-up or home delivery for children and seniors in Detroit
Mid-City Nutrition Program - Provides daily lunch and dinner to more than 150 children, seniors, homeless and others in need
SOS Marysville Food Pantry - Drive-up food pantry serving nearly 1,000 families and seniors  
The Salvation Army of Southeast Michigan - COVID-19 fund to support pantry program feeding children, families and seniors in need on the east side of Detroit (Conner Creek) and in Warren
Trenton Educational Foundation - Provides breakfast and lunch to Trenton School District students
United Way of Southeast Michigan - COVID-19 Community Response Fund
Variety Children’s Charity of Detroit - Youth food insecurity program in the Pontiac School District 

Family Services of Howard County - Supports two food pantries through a domestic violence shelter and at Jackson Street Commons serving veterans
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana - Food bank for central Indiana including Indianapolis
Kokomo Rescue Mission - Serving food to children from domestic violence / homeless families
United Way for Howard and Tipton Counties - Provides mobile food pantry services to children in Howard County, Tipton and Tri-Central school systems

B-1 Food Pantry - Food pantry support  
The Salvation Army Belvidere Corps Community Center - Supports food pantries for children, families and seniors
United Way of Boone County - Youth food insecurity programming with support for the Belvidere 100 School District
YMCA of Rock River Valley - Delivers meals to children and seniors throughout Belvidere 
Connecting Kids to Meals - Leading food distribution agency in the Toledo area
Family House - Toledo homeless shelter and social service focused solely on families 
Food for Thought - Mobile food pantry serving fresh food in Toledo
Greater Toledo Community Foundation - Connecting Kids to Meals, Dundee school’s Backpack Brigade; youth food insecurity, focused on Toledo Public, Washington Local, and Perrysburg schools
St. Paul's Community Center - Toledo homeless shelter and social services serving children and families. Services include food, clothing and other medical services
The Salvation Army Northwest Ohio - Drive-through food distribution
United Way of Greater Toledo - United Way Emergency Response Fund 2020 to support youth food insecurity in Toledo Public, Washington Local, and Perrysburg schools

FCA Canada is partnering with United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County to ensure vulnerable children and their families have access to basic needs like food hampers, grocery gift cards and food delivery services; and with Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue charity, to support vulnerable children in Brampton and Etobicoke.

The FCA Foundation is donating 32,000 packages of non-perishable food items to low-income families in the communities where FCA Mexico has facilities: Mexico City, Coahuila and the State of Mexico.

Contact Information

Jon Malavolti
Cell: (947) 500-8343
Shawn Morgan
Office: (248) 512-2692
Cell: (248) 760-2621
Bertrand Blaise
Office: + 33 6 33 72 61 86
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