Press Release: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Helps Its Hometown of Auburn Hills Feed More Than 200 Of Its Senior Citizens

                                                                              Grant Assists Senior Citizen Residents with Emergency Food Needs 

Media Contacts: Karen Adcock, Senior Services Director, City of Auburn Hills; 248-370-9353;; Thomas A. Tanghe, City Manager, City of Auburn Hills; 248-370-9440;

Auburn Hills, MI-June 29, 2020--A generous donation from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has made it possible to purchase and distribute food to 215 senior citizen households in the Auburn Hills community. The Auburn Hills Community Foundation, dedicated to supporting the Auburn Hills community, received a donation from FCA and with the assistance of senior center volunteers, put together food boxes filled with non-perishable items such as trail mix, cereal and Ensure, to name just a few, for senior citizens in need of assistance.

“Many seniors in the Auburn Hills community are facing unprecedented, extraordinary times. The Auburn Hills Community Foundation, with the generous donation from FCA, is proud to be able to take this step to support the seniors of the community”, said Kristen Baiardi, Chairperson, Auburn Hills Community Foundation.

Members of the community came together at the Auburn Hills Community Center last week to pack over 645 boxes of food. Two hundred fifteen senior residences received three boxes of food equaling 115 meals for each senior. Being able to support the citizens of the Auburn Hills community, especially during a time of crisis, remains a top priority for the Auburn Hills Community Foundation. The donation from FCA will assist in that mission. 

“Seniors citizens play a vital role in helping build strong, resilient communities,” said Christine Estereicher, Director, State Relations, Civic Engagement and External Affairs - FCA. “We are truly pleased to join with the Auburn Hills Community Foundation in supporting our community by helping to feed children and seniors.” 

Through the combined efforts of the Auburn Hills Community Foundation and dozens of other non-profit organizations across North America, FCA has provided children, families and seniors with more than 4.4 million meals since March.

“This was a wonderful opportunity for numerous volunteers to gather together for the benefit of our senior citizens”, said Tom Tanghe, City Manager and member of the Auburn Hills Community Foundation Board of Directors. “And I would be remiss if I didn’t recognize the exceptional efforts of the Auburn Hills Department of Public Works who assisted with this endeavor; and Pauline Beckett of the Auburn Hills Senior Services Department who essentially orchestrated the entire volunteer and food distribution effort.”

If you are interested in making a donation, please visit the City’s website at or the Community Foundation’s website at

About the Auburn Hills Community Foundation 
The Foundation seeks to be the "Charity of Choice" for giving in the Auburn Hills community. Our goal is to assist in funding deserving community endeavors not typically supported by the local government -- activities by community groups and service organizations that strengthen the entire community and that align with the goals and objectives of the Foundation. The Board of Directors, comprised of leaders in our community, is entrusted with this responsibility. The Auburn Hills Community Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Your donation may be tax deductible.

About Auburn Hills
The City of Auburn Hills is a distinguished leader in southeast Michigan. Home to approximately 26,000 residents, as well as a workday population of approximately 100,000, Auburn Hills continues to be a thriving global business address. It is home to over 70 international corporations and hosts the World and North American headquarters for numerous outstanding businesses such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Continental Automotive Systems, Faurecia, and BorgWarner. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at

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