As part of its commitment that no child should go hungry, especially as the holidays approach, Ford Motor Company Fund is donating $77,500 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington, Oregon, northern Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
Sixty-four clubs across the five-state region are receiving Ford Fund grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 as part of the Ford Focus on Hunger campaign. This donation will expand the previously launched Ford Focus on Child Hunger campaign and increase the number of children who benefit from this hunger initiative.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue are receiving $1000.
“As many families prepare for holiday celebrations, others are struggling simply to keep food on the table,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Today’s donation is one more step to support families and children who face food insecurity.”
Ford Fund has donated nearly $420,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs across the country in the past five years alone. “We are pleased to have joined with the Ford Motor Company in our efforts to guarantee that every child in Bellevue has access to nutritious snacks and meals, every day,” said Vice President and COO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue, Ryan Scott.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue was established in 1952. Currently the organization has 12 sites throughout the City of Bellevue and serves children 2 ½ – 18 years of age. Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The 12 Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue Club sites provide over 11,000 youth with over 1,000,000 hours of programming focused on fostering academic success, STEM skill-building, supporting healthy lifestyles, and encouraging good character and citizenship.