Mid-Michigan Food Bank Shelves Filling Up

24 07 2008

From a press release

Those Empty Shelves are Filing Up at the Mid-Michigan Food Bank

Volunteers stock the shelves at the Mid-Michigan Food Bank.

Volunteers stock the shelves at the Mid-Michigan Food Bank. Photo Courtesy: Mid-Michigan Food Bank

(Lansing, MI) If you visited the Mid-Michigan Food Bank this Wednesday, July 24, 2008, you would be amazed at the transformation. All those empty shelves are filling up with the 23,600 pounds of food donated by concerned citizens in Lansing and the surrounding areas. Monday began the huge task of finding volunteers to sort and inspect all the donations and put them in boxes, then label those boxes for distribution this weekend. As Dave Karr, Director of the Mid-Michigan Food Bank, states, “It’s a good problem to have!”

Today a volunteer youth group from First Assembly of God, East Lansing showed up to help sort and box. What a difference they made. Only seven more bins to sort through after they left. Another group will be in tomorrow.

The MMFB always needs donations of food and money. 23,600 pounds will be distributed to hungry people within the next two weeks. In the 2006-2007 fiscal year, 4.4 million pounds of food and nearly 1.3 million pounds of fresh produce were distributed by the Mid-Michigan Food Bank.

The Mid- Michigan Food Bank would like to thank all the media, Sam’s club and Shaheen Chevrolet and, of course, those wonderful volunteers that are now filling the shelves with donated food. Together we can feed people, because hunger can’t wait!

As a member of Feeding America, formerly known as America’s Second Harvest, Mid-Michigan Food Bank provides the local infrastructure of warehouse space, trucks, safety standards, staff and volunteers required to provide high-quality food and personal care products to its member agencies and serve people in need.

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