Music & Events Fara Illich August 31, 2012

Participants in the 2013 Ford Escape Hunger Drive will get to feed people facing hunger this summer, while also getting a chance to experience Ford’s all-new small utility vehicle that is loaded with smart technologies.
2013 Ford EscapeFord and Feeding America®, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, will enable participants in all regions of the United States – including Phoenix during the first two weeks of September – to host events where guests will be able to drive, walk around, or ride in the all-new Escape. In turn, Ford will provide 40 meals per guest to people at risk of hunger. Ford and Feeding America will help provide more than 1.2 million meals total. Participants will also receive a Ford backpack andautomatic entry into a sweepstake.
“Ford has always embraced helping people in need, and this is a good way to give back to the community, while simultaneously showcasing the all-new Escape,” said Crystal Worthem, Ford Brand Content and Alliances Marketing manager. “For the first time, Ford is linking its charity support with bringing a new vehicle to market.”
The Escape Hunger team will make a stop at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., Sept. 1. The market is located on the northeast corner of Pierce Street and Central Avenue.
Locally, Ford’s Operation Goodwill effort has supported St. Mary’s Food Bank and United Food Bank, both of which have a relationship with Feeding America.
Those interested in organizing an event can find information at Event organizers will be fully supported by Ford, which will provide an all-new Escape for their event along with an expert to explain the attributes of the new sport utility vehicle.