• We are currently looking for experienced automotive journalists and editors to join our team.  Make $60k-$80k per year doing what you love. We are also looking for an experienced forum moderator to join our team. See details here. ×

Ford Transit Connect Fleet Delivers Food To Underserved Communities in Miami

Sponsored Links

Ford has had a strong presence in Miami for over three years now thanks to its commercial autonomous testing program in the Floridian city. Over that time frame, the automaker has donated more than $8 million to the community for disaster relief, education, and entrepreneurship efforts, distributed over a million faces masks, opened a command center, and installed special infrastructure nodes at busy intersections to improve safety. Now, Ford is giving back to Miami families in need by delivering 5,000 pre-prepared meals using a fleet of Ford Transit Connect vans.

In addition to providing these delivery vehicles, Ford is contributing $25,000 to the effort, and has partnered with a pair of non-profits – Health in the Hood and World Central Kitchen – to put the healthy meals together. Additionally, those receiving the meals can receive notifications when they’re on the way thanks to Ford mobility’s Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS) software platform, which also helps manage the delivery vehicles themselves.

The meal program is scheduled to run for a total of eight weeks and assist a total of 60 families in the Miami area. Food insecurity has become a big problem in the city following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting wave of unemployment, so assisting these non-profits by delivering food straight to the doors of needy families will help their efforts to feed the hungry tremendously.

“This program builds on Ford and Ford Fund’s long-term commitment to the Miami community,” said Joe Avila, manager, U.S. & Latin America, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Using our collective resources and expertise, we are able to provide a much-needed service for local families, who now have access to quality meals provided by Health in the Hood and World Central Kitchen.”

Ford’s meal delivery service is also the latest of many outreach efforts from the automaker, which just last week donated five million surgical masks, 100,000 N95 masks, and 50,000 gowns to COVID-19 ravaged India, as well as $200,000 to support organizations providing essential COVID-19 relief in India and Brazil.

We’ll have more on Ford’s philanthropic efforts soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

  • Sweepstakes Of The Month: 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 plus $25K in cash. Details here.
Sponsored Links

Subscribe to Ford Authority
For around-the-clock Ford news coverage


We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates.

It's totally free.

Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

Sponsored Links

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2023 Ford Ranger To Adopt 2021 F-150 Antenna Design

New Car Shoppers Plan To Buy Despite High Prices, Low Inventories Caused By Chip Shortage