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 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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