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Food Bank of Eastern Michigan distributing food boxes at early childhood sites March 19-20

Food boxes being distributed at Educare in Flint on March 17.

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is preparing food boxes for kids and distributing them daily at several sites through Friday, March 20.

Each box contains enough food for eight breakfasts and eight lunches — the equivalent to what kids in head start programs would receive each week. The boxes contain a mix of fresh and shelf-stable items and include dairy, protein, and produce.

“In these uncertain times, we do know that with schools and businesses closing, the need for food sources will only increase,” said Kara Ross, President and CEO of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. “We will continue to work with our network of partners to find innovative ways to make sure that we can continue to help children, families, and seniors.”

Food distributions will occur at the following times and sites on March 19, and 20:

  • Educare Flint (1000 Gladwyn Street, Flint, 48504) – 12-12:45 p.m.
  • Early Learning Center (5575 VanCampen, Flint, 48507) 1-1:45 p.m.
  • The Learning Community (1181 W. Scottwood Avenue, Flint, 48507) 1-1:45 p.m.
  • Beecher Dailey Elementary (6236 Neff Road, Mt. Morris, 48438) 2-3 p.m.

So far this week, the Food Bank has distributed approximately 4,000 meals per day in the community. During the designated times, community members can drive up to the site and have a food box loaded into their vehicle.

The Food Bank’s culinary team preparing food boxes for distribution.

“Our goal is to continue to find resources to expand these and other services at other sites in our 22-county service area,” Ross said.

Check the Food Bank’s website for information about food distributions and other resources related to the COVID-19 outbreak.