From a press release
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‘Food Fight’ at Sam’s Club
Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Sam’s Club on Edgewood Blvd., the Mid-Michigan Food Bank raised over $12,240.00 and collected some 26,300 pounds of donated food. The people of the Lansing area showed their caring and concern by generously donating much-needed items such as peanut butter and tuna fish. 26,300 pounds of food will stock the food bank’s mobile food pantry for one of its weekly trips. Shoppers and donors could also purchase hot dogs and pop donated by Sam’s Club, with those proceeds also going to the Mid-Michigan Food Bank. Local radio stations from 99.1 WFMK, 100.7 WITL, 97.5, 94.9 WMMQ, The Game 730 AM, Newstalk 1240AM (Citadel Broadcasting Company) were on-location all day, as were Fox 47 News and WILX News 10, all helping to load the food in the pouring rain. Ralph Shaheen of Shaheen Chevrolet brought over two trucks, which were filled with food 22 times. Shaheen Chevrolet also very generously donated 40% of the cash raised.
The Mid-Michigan Food Bank wishes to thank all of the kind people who came out to the Sam’s Club and donated money, food, and time to help fill the pantry and, in turn, help all the families it feeds.
Donations can still be made through http://www.midmichiganfoodbank.org (be sure to specify that it is for the food bank in the comment field). Food donations—especially tuna, pasta, peanut butter, crackers, rice dinners, and soup—can be taken to the Shaheen Chevrolet showroom. For more information, call Alison Bono at 517-702-3349.
Families in need of food should dial “211″ for assistance.
The Mid-Michigan Food Bank is a division of the American National Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross movement, provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.