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#Starbucks partners make a habit of serving the community

When Tami Ford looks back at her childhood, she sees chaos. Four different trailer parks in different crime-ridden areas outside Flint, Mich. Domestic violence. Substance abuse. Loneliness and nowhere to turn. “As the child of an addict, I watched how easily a life can be destroyed by bad choices,” said Ford, a district manager for Starbucks who now lives in a suburb of Detroit. “What I learned as a kid is that you have to rely on others sometimes to get through the day. I saw a lot of bad things growing up and as I got older, I wanted to be the opposite of that, to be a source for good.” Ford (pictured above, center) applies that goal broadly. From painting the stairways of Detroit’s Central High School to making more than 1,000 bologna and cheese sandwiches during a shift at Crossroads Soup Kitchen, Ford has given countless hours to her state and the residents who need h...

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