Food Bank of Eastern MI Receives $45K from AT&T – The Good News
From what we've heard, this is VERY much needed by the Food Bank.
AT&T Michigan has given a $45,000 grant to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to help them out during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement, AT&T Michigan President David Lewis said:
While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all Michiganders, it has had an especially devastating effect on those who are food insecure. This crisis has led to increased demand at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and AT&T Michigan is proud to help assist with the needs of the community with this donation.
In Genesee County right now, about 25% of the population is unemployed. The Food Bank serves us, as well as over 20+ other counties with food for those who need it the most.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, the food bank has distributed 2.7 million MORE pounds of food to residents in need than they normally do. Yep, you read that right; I had to read it twice - 2.7 million MORE pounds.
Many local charities and businesses have also donated to the food bank including Mott Foundation, Alpena Alcona Credit Union, American Metal Roofs Inc., and others.
Food banks all over the country have been experiencing the same thing and unfortunately, it's the worst of both worlds: increased demand and fewer donations.
If you'd like to help the Food Bank (including driving around and delivering Little Caesars pizzas - for that program, click HERE), you can go to their website to donate or volunteer your time.
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