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UAW-Ford feeds families in need with ‘Boxes of Love’

Ian Thibodeau
The Detroit News

Detroit — For the fourth year in a row, UAW-Ford helped families around Metro Detroit cook up a complete holiday meal.

On Saturday, the union distributed boxes filled with 12- to 14-pound turkeys, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce, cornbread mix, cake mix and frosting at four locations in Detroit and Highland Park through its Boxes of Love campaign.

The holiday boxes, valued at about $75, are available at:

■Trade Union Labor Council Building, 8670 Grand River, Detroit

■Butzel Family Recreation Center, 7737 Kercheval, Detroit

■Highland Park Fire Station, 25 Gerald Street, Highland Park

■Fellowship Chapel, 7707 West Outer Drive, Detroit

“We are proud to organize not only for our members, but also for the people in need in our communities, so that they, too, can have a holiday with dignity and warm food,” said UAW-Ford vice president Jimmy Settles in a news release. “Our dedication to helping improve the quality of life for those communities in which our members live, work and play is even stronger.”

The boxes will also be distributed to families in need at roughly 154 churches in the area.

“Ford Motor Company is glad to be able to lend a helping hand this holiday season, as we stand committed to helping people in need,” said Bill Dirksen, Ford Motor Company vice president, labor affairs in a news release. “This is one of the many ways in which we are invested in Detroit and communities across the United States.”

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