LORDSTOWN, Ohio - Just days before Christmas United Auto Workers Local 1714, and General Motors Management have teamed up to provide food baskets for 250 families in need.
The annual food basket give-a-way was held at the UAW's 1714 union hall, and included a turkey, a 10-pound bag of potatoes, and a box with plenty of other food items for the week.
GM workers nominate a neighbor or someone who is less fortunate to receive the food baskets each year.
Robert Morales is the President of UAW Local 1714, "I'm blessed. I'm a second generation auto worker, so I understand what the UAW has given for me, and done for myself, and my family, again, when we ask the membership to step up they do that, and it's always nice to put a smile on someone's face."
GM Lordstown's Assistant Plant Manager Jeff Bantam tells 21 News, it warms his heart to know that some of the less fortunate in the Valley will be able to have food on the table, and a traditional holiday meal, "It's really quite touching because you see the number of people in need this time of year, and you really feel good to be a part of this."
The UAW and GM, also donated $4,000 dollars in toys to four Mahoning and Trumbull County agencies, that will distribute them before the holiday.