Originally posted on WHMI The 19th annual Livingston County Association of Realtors Food & Fund Drive is scheduled for next Saturday, May 1st, to help those in need of help of meeting the food needs of their family. The event will take place at 19 real estate agencies all over Livingston County with donations going…

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With the recent passing of Don Slotkin, the Gleaners community has lost one of its great champions. Don was the chairman of the Gleaners Community Food Bank Board of Directors in the 1990s, and he and his wife, Edith, were inaugural members of Gleaners’ Legacy Society in 2008.

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Originally posted on DVIDS LANSING, Mich.—Michigan National Guard (MING) Soldiers and Airmen,working alongside food bank workers and volunteers across the state, have now helped distribute more than 34 million pounds of food to those in need. The Soldiers and Airmen are part of the state’s COVID-19 Joint Task Force (JTF) 172. The separate food bank…

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When the COVID-19 pandemic swept across southeast Michigan, it set forth a chain of events that caused food insecurity to skyrocket overnight. Children lost access to free and reduced meals at school. Working parents faced mass layoffs and furloughs at their workplaces. Seniors and other high-risk groups struggled to safely shop for groceries. Feeding America…

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Originally posted on waynecounty.com CARES Act funds used to help address areas battling food insecurity during COVID-19 WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. -Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans announced today a $400,000 program in partnership with Forgotten Harvest and Gleaners Community Food Bank to provide food assistance to residents in need as the County continues to work through…

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Originally posted on FREEP More than a million Michiganders who receive federal food assistance will see extra benefits loaded onto their Bridge cards later this monthand food banks and pantries across the state stand to get a much needed boost.  The latest federal stimulus package earmarks $13 billion for food assistance, including a 15% increase…

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