Gleaners Community Food Bank reports a 15 percent drop in
the number of volunteers since Christmas, while Catholic organizations
such as All Saints Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry and the Capuchin Soup
Kitchen and Services Center in Detroit are also urging more people to
consider volunteering, especially during weekdays.
Denise Leduc, director of community engagement at Gleaners, said the needs of those in poverty don’t lessen after the holidays.
“In fact, it amps up because peoples’ (food) needs are greater
as utility bills go up when the weather gets colder,” Leduc said, adding
often low-income families have to choose to pay either food or utility
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