Monday, February 13, 2006

Ford Motor Company and Newman’s Own®, Inc. Continue “Partnership” to Feed America

Ford Motor Company and Newman’s Own®, Inc. Continue “Partnership” to Feed America

Innovative Partnership Reaches Milestone of 4.6 Million Miles Traveled and Nearly 98 Million Meals Delivered Nationwide

Chicago, IL HICAGO, (Vocus) August 18, 2009

Today, Ford Motor Company and Newman’s Own, Inc. announced their continued commitment to combat hunger by extending their partnership with Feeding America – the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. This month, through the “Partnership for Hunger Relief,” Ford Motor Company and Newman’s Own, Inc. will donate seven refrigerated trucks, bringing their donation total to eighty-nine trucks in forty-two states since the partnership began nine years ago.

"During these tough economic times, Ford Motor Company remains committed to playing a role in addressing hunger relief in this country,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “We're proud to be part of a partnership that is getting fresh food to people and areas facing the greatest need.”

The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s 2008 report of food insecurity indicated that 36.2 million Americans lived in households considered to be food insecure; one in eight Americans are at risk of hunger.

“We are pleased to be part of this collaborative effort again,” said Tom Indoe, president and chief operating officer of Newman's Own, Inc. “We can make further progress this year addressing the significant issue of rural hunger that affects millions of people each day.”

The partnership's refrigerated truck fleet has traveled more than 4.6 million miles – the equivalent of almost 200 trips around the world – providing perishable food to communities who are at risk. To date, the partnership has delivered 125 million pounds of food, the equivalent of nearly 98 million meals.

Vicki Escarra, president and CEO, Feeding America, said, “Last year alone, our nation’s food banks saw a 30 percent increase in demand due to the economic downturn. We at Feeding America would not be able to feed over 25 million people a year without the generous support of corporations like Newman’s Own and Ford Motor Company.”

The “Partnership for Hunger Relief” began nine years ago when Paul Newman called Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford and asked if Ford would join with Newman’s Own, Inc. and Feeding America in addressing the growing problem of hunger in rural America.

The food banks receiving trucks this year include: United Food Bank, Mesa, Ariz.; Daily Bread Food Bank, Miami, Fla.; Golden Harvest Food Bank, Augusta, Ga.; The Food Basket, Inc., Hilo, Hawaii; Maryland Food Bank, Baltimore, Md.; Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania, Erie, Pa.; and Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Harrisburg, Pa.

To learn more about the Partnership for Hunger Relief, go to http://www. youtube. com/feedingamerica (http://www. youtube. com/feedingamerica). In the same amount of time it takes to share the video with 10 friends, 396 hungry people will visit a food pantry for help.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 205,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit http://www. ford. com (http://www. ford. com).

About Newman’s Own, Inc.
Newman’s Own ®, Inc. ? founded by Paul Newman and his buddy A. E. Hotchner in 1982 ? is a successful and growing premium food business. Newman’s Own offers more than 100 varieties of delicious all-natural food and beverage products, which include salad dressings, pasta sauces, salsa, popcorn, lemonade, and thin & crispy frozen pizza. Based in Westport, CT, the charitable mission of Newman’s Own®, Inc. was expressed by Paul in the Company motto: “Shameless exploitation in pursuit of the Common Good.” Newman’s Own Foundation continues Paul Newman’s commitment to donate all profits to charity. More than $270 million has been given to thousands of charities since 1982. Visit http://www. newmansown. com (http://www. newmansown. com) for the nearest retailer/s that carry Newman’s Own products and for recipe suggestions using Newman’s Own®, Inc. products. Learn more about our mission at http://www. newmansownfoundation. org (http://www. newmansownfoundation. org).

About Feeding America
Feeding America provides individuals and families facing hunger with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 25 million Americans each year, including 9 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks operate 63,000 agencies that address hunger through emergency food assistance and programs. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www. feedingamerica. org (http://www. feedingamerica. org).

Media Contacts:

Feeding America
Ross Fraser; 312/641-6422; rfraser (at) feedingamerica (dot) org

Ford Motor Company
Oscar Suris; 313/594-1106; osuris (at) ford (dot) com

Newman’s Own, Inc.
Kate Nolan Clemens; 860/657-0600; kclemens (at) snet (dot) net


Profound Xulon Book Rediscovers Jesus' Misplaced Message

Profound Xulon Book Rediscovers Jesus' Misplaced Message

New title aims to strengthen Christianity's theological core.

Longwood, FL (PRWEB) June 21, 2008

In our culture today, it seems that Jesus Christ has been lost in a religion that bears His name. That's why Xulon Press author Dr. Jeff Warren penned Live Forgiven: Discovering the Life You Never Thought Possible (paperback, 978-1-60647-486-0), a book which helps the reader rediscover the misplaced message of Jesus and what it means to really live in the freedom of His forgiveness. Not since Robert McGee's Search for Significance has a more profound book been written on this most central topic that cuts to the core of Christianity. Written for anyone who has ever struggled to discover the real Jesus, this book will lead you to the greatest discovery of your life.

Warren was first made aware of the gaping hole in Christianity's theological core when he spoke with a student at an international school in Nigeria, West Africa. After he delivered a speech on grace, the student approached him and said, "Jeff, all this stuff about grace--that God loves me for free, has fully forgiven me, and totally accepts me--is hard to believe. Jesus is an evil person to me." Through tears she went on to tell her story--and how she had suffered abuse at the hands of her father. Warren soon realized that many people have the same distorted view of the God of the Bible, not because they've actually read it, but because they've been hurt like her.

Live Forgiven aims to remedy this global malaise. "[My book] offers hope for everyone who has grown weary of [a] life defined by performance, approval, and religion by guiding the reader back to the one thing Christ came to offer: the freedom to live forgiven," the author and skilled apologist says. "[It] offers real answers for real life from a fellow traveler. Liberating truths combined with great stories and practical application will help you discover the unexpected freedom and boundless joy of living forgiven."

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 5,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Live Forgiven through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors.