June 26, 2020 , Windsor, Ontario - Today, on the “front doorstep” of the Windsor Assembly Plant, FCA Canada gifted the organizers of the Windsor-Essex Miracle Food Drive with a “truckload” of food to kick off their campaign. The donation consisted of an FCA Transport truck loaded with six full pallets of non-perishable food, valued at $12,000.

The organizing committee is asking residents of Windsor and Essex County to place non-perishable donations on their front doorsteps on Saturday, June 27 for volunteers to collect door-to-door, as well as at dedicated drop-off locations throughout the city and county.

“FCA Canada is proud to kick off this important campaign with an early donation and we hope that will inspire other businesses and individuals to take part in this noble community effort to help combat hunger during these challenging times,” said Dave Buckingham, President and CEO, FCA Canada. 

Adam Lally, organizing committee member, Windsor-Essex Miracle Food Drive, said: “When the Miracle Food Drive event started, we had hoped that the business community in Windsor-Essex would get behind it. To see FCA Canada step up and get involved like they have is something that shouldn’t surprise anyone. They have been amazing supporters of this community in too many ways to count over the years. This is another demonstration of their commitment to Windsor and Essex County.”

The items collected will be distributed to the Windsor-Essex Food Bank Association and Unemployed Help Centre.

Coronavirus-related Relief Actions
The donation to the Miracle Food Drive aligns with FCA’s goal 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.

Since March, FCA Canada has donated $190,000 toward non-profit organizations that will provide roughly 200,000 meals for children in our plant communities of Windsor-Essex, Brampton and Etobicoke.

Locally, FCA Canada has donated $120,000 to United Way-Centraide Windsor-Essex County and its partner agencies to support their COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, providing food service programs for children and their families who are in need. 
 
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.