Daily Point of Light # 2282 Nov 1, 2002

Mitsubishi Motors has a commitment to service in the communities in which they operate. Because of this, the company has started the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Program (MVP). This group of employee volunteers takes on various tasks during the year to make a difference in Cypress.

One of the most significant service projects is the company’s annual food drive. The proceeds for this drive are donated to America’s Second Harvest. During the past year, the program saw a tremendous jump in participation and donations. Run by 45 coordinators, with almost 3/4 of the company’s 1,100 employees participating, the last food drive raised more than $53,700 in donations and 10,425 pounds of food.

Employees rally each other to give through bake sales, silent auctions and group breakfasts. It is a time of great giving by the employees as well as a time of great camaraderie, support and teamwork. The food drive always brings out the best in the employees and gives them a sense of pride about the company as well as their efforts and their value as community-members.

MVP volunteers and Second Harvest workers are proud of the dedication and effort that the volunteers, employees and retail partners invested in making the annual food drive a success. The volunteers are happy to know that families were being fed, and it is good to know if their situation were changed they would have this same resource for their family.

America’s Second Harvest provides food for more than 26 million hungry men, women and children; it is their goal to reach even more people and drive out the problem of hunger. Mitsubishi Motors, now in their 13th year of supporting America’s Second Harvest, continue to support this worthy cause.