May 13, 2020 , Windsor, Ontario - FCA Canada announced today that it is partnering with United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County with a donation of $100,000 towards the agency’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, helping to provide food service programs for children in need as a result of the ongoing pandemic.

“Because COVID-19 has shuttered schools across Ontario, the children who rely on daily food programs in their classrooms are going without essential nutrition. We are working alongside United Way of Windsor/Essex and their community partner agencies to provide a remedy for this,” said David Buckingham, President and CEO, FCA Canada. “This donation will help support vulnerable kids and families in this great time of need, particularly in the neighbourhoods around our Windsor facilities.”

“FCA Canada’s generous response to the COVID-19 crisis demonstrates this organization’s leadership and true compassion for our community,” said Lorraine Goddard, CEO of United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County. “FCA’s big-hearted contribution will ensure that children and youth receive nutritious food during this time when traditional meal programs have been suspended.”

This donation from FCA Canada will help provide over 65,000 meals over three months.
 
COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund ensures vulnerable children and their families have access to basic needs like food hampers, grocery gift cards and food delivery for those who have to self-isolate during the pandemic. The fund also supports the creation of a temporary emergency food helpline to help families find food bank supports in their neighbourhood.

The donation in Windsor and Essex County is part of FCA’s efforts to work in partnership with non-profit organizations and foundations that are providing food to children until schools return to session. In Canada, FCA has donated over $155,000 towards non-profit organizations that will provide a total of over 162,700 meals for children in Windsor-Essex, Brampton and Etobicoke.

FCA announced a plan to help provide more than 1 million meals to school-age children in the communities around principal manufacturing plants in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, all supporting similar relief efforts for kids who would normally access school meal services.

About United Way
United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County’s mission is to ignite the desire in everyone to improve lives and build strong communities. United Way seeks to ensure that Windsor-Essex County is a prosperous community where all children have the ability to achieve their dreams and reach their potential. Additional information is available at https://www.weareunited.com/
 
FCA Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 95th anniversary in 2020. FCA Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA US LLC, a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies.  FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers and sells Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Grand Caravan (Windsor), Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.