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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Know your numbers: In southeast Michigan, more than 614,000 people are food insecure. Within Gleaners’ service area, more than 146,000 children are food insecure.

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