Food Pantry Cancels Visit Due to Lack of Food

9 07 2008

I’ve been reading a lot of these types of stories of the last few days.  Food Pantries are hurting because demand is up and donations are down.  The LSJ did a story today on a mobile food pantry cancelling a visit to Owosso because of lack of food.

The Mid-Michigan Food Bank, operated by the Mid-Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross, has canceled a mobile food pantry visit to the Life in Christ Christian Church in Owosso that was scheduled for Saturday. About 400 families were expected to visit the pantry for food.

Food Bank Director Dave Karr said the food bank is experiencing a shortage of donations, including canned goods, personal care items, and this week there is no donated fresh produce. He said Michigan is between seasons and there is no surplus.

It’s sad that it’s come to this.  The Mid-Michigan Food Bank is not the only one suffering.  I’ve seen stories out of Jackson, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and just about every decent size city in the country having the same issues right now.

Advertisements

Actions

Information

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: