Ford Motor Company And Newman's Own® 'Partnership For Hunger Relief' Donates Refrigerated Truck Fleet

 Ford Motor Company And Newman's Own® 'Partnership For Hunger Relief' Donates
                           Refrigerated Truck Fleet

209 Million Meals Delivered and 8.7 Million Miles Traveled

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Nov. 19, 2012

DETROIT, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 12th consecutive year, Ford
Motor Company (NYSE:F) and Newman's Own^®, Inc. are partnering with Feeding
America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to donate
Ford refrigerated trucks filled with Newman's Own food  products. Food banks
in four regions are receiving trucks this year including Gleaners Community
Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.

With this year's donation of four Ford F-550 trucks, a total of 107 Ford
trucks and vans have been donated to Feeding America food banks to help
deliver nutritious perishable foods.

"While there are encouraging signs that we are coming back from the tough
economic times of the past several years, many families still are struggling,"
said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. "This partnership is
important because it not only provides food to families in need, it also
contributes to building stronger communities and a better world."

The partnership between the two companies began 12 years ago when Paul Newman
reached out to see how Ford Motor Company could join with Newman's Own to
address the critical need for fresh and nutritious food for families facing
hunger. Since then Feeding America has been able to deliver more than 209
million meals to families across the country.

"Meeting the needs of those who don't have access to perishable foods was
important to Paul Newman at the beginning of the program, and now, with an
increased nationwide need, it's become even more critical," said Tom Indoe,
president and chief operating officer of Newman's Own. "Newman's Own is proud
to be part of this partnership."

The refrigerated trucks allow for delivery of perishable food to hard-to-reach
communities that often are underserved, as well as urban and suburban areas
where there is an urgent need for nutritious food. Besides Gleaners, other
food banks receiving trucks this fall are Feeding America San Diego, Feeding
South Florida in Miami and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

"Some of the largest increases in food need are in suburban Detroit
communities, many of which lack a strong network of emergency food providers,"
says W. DeWayne Wells, president of Gleaners. "We're grateful to Ford and
Newman's Own for this donation, and for continuing to strengthen the emergency
food network here and across the country."

"We have seen a dramatic rise in the number of people raising their hands
seeking food assistance from the Feeding America network. Today, we are
feeding 37 million people each year – that's an increase of 1 million people
from four years ago," said Matt Knott, interim president and CEO of Feeding
America. "Ford Motor Company and Newman's Own have been longtime, generous
supporters of our mission. We continue to build partnerships like this to help
our food banks provide more donated food to help feed more people in need."

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn,
Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With
about 172,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive
brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services
through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its
products worldwide, please visit

Newman's Own^®, Inc., founded by Paul Newman in 1982, offers more than 100
varieties of great-tasting, all-natural food and beverage products, including
salad dressings, pasta sauces, salsa, thin & crispy frozen pizzas, frozen
skillet meals, microwave popcorn and refrigerated lemonades. Newman's Own
Foundation continues Paul Newman's commitment to donate all profits to
charity. More than $350 million has been given to thousands of charities since
1982. For more information, visit

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, founded in 1977, is one
of the oldest and largest food banks in the country. Today it distributes more
than 46 million pounds of emergency food annually, equivalent to 100,000 meals
per day. Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners operates a total of five
distribution centers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe
counties, which provide food to over 600 partner soup kitchens, food pantries,
shelters and other agencies throughout southeastern Michigan. Of every dollar
donated, Gleaners uses 94 cents for food and food programs. One dollar
provides three meals for a hungry neighbor. Learn more at

Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to
survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief
charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans
each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the
entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies
that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can
fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit Find us on Facebook at
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SOURCE Ford Motor Company

Contact: For Ford: Della DiPietro, Ford Fund Communications, +1-313-720-8095;
For Newman's Own, Inc.: Kate Nolan Clemens, KDN Communications,
+1-860-657-0600; For Gleaners: Marcy Hayes, C and B Scene, +1-248-336-8360;
For Feeding America: Ross Fraser, +1-312-641-6422
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