FROM THE NEWS-HERALD: More coverage of City of Taylor, UAW, Ford, Fish & Loaves turkey distribution


TAYLOR — The idea of Santa Claus can take many forms, but on Monday a number of organizations and city leaders pitched in to provide some holiday cheer.

The city, the United Auto Workers’ union, Ford Motor Co. and the Downriver Fish & Loaves Food Pantry program teamed up to distribute hundreds of frozen turkeys to families in the community. The boxes were handed out at Fish & Loaves, 25670 North Line Road.

Boxes included a frozen Honeysuckle turkey, Stove Top Stuffing, a cake mix, macaroni and cheese mix, corn muffin mix and gravy, among other items.

Fish & Loaves food pantry provided a list of deserving families of existing clients for the special holiday delivery. It is a non-sectarian, faith-based pantry that serves residents of seven contiguous communities — Allen Park, Brownstown Township, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor and Woodhaven.

A press release said members of Ford Motor Co. and the UAW approached city officials for their help in distributing the free boxes to needy families.

Mayor Rick Sollars spent Saturday finding storage for the turkeys and turned to officials at Fish & Loaves for their help in the distribution process.

"We are very fortunate to have the UAW, Ford and the Fish & Loaves organization involved in this effort," Sollars said. "They are all very giving organizations. Through this effort, many, many families in Taylor will have a much happier holiday season."

Contact Staff Writer David Komer at 1-734-246-0866 or dkomer@heritage.com. Follow him on Facebook and @DavidKomer_NH on Twitter.

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