Fall might bring weather changes, but it won’t change the neighborhood rounds made by one of Flint’s most reliable sources of fresh, healthy groceries. Supported by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the mobile food pantry will continue distributing goods rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron, all of which help minimize lead absorption.
Funded with about $300 million in state taxpayer funds to support residents, many of whom have been impacted by lead consumption during the city’s water emergency, the pantry provides goods free of cost on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuna, baked beans, mandarin oranges, cereal, tomatoes and more shelf-stable goods are available, along with produce including apples, eggplant, peppers, onions, sweet corn, squash, carrots and potatoes.
Remaining October dates and locations include:
- Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. – Calvary United Methodist Church, 2111 Flushing Road.
- Wednesday, Oct. 11, at noon – Salem Lutheran Church, 2610 Martin Luther King Ave.
- Saturday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. – Flint Muslim Food Pantry, 4400 S. Saginaw St.
- Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. – Higher Quality of Life, 5601 N. Saginaw St.
- Tuesday, Oct. 17, at noon – St. Michael Catholic Church, 609 E. Fifth Ave.
- Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. – Hispanic Tech Center, 2101 Lewis St.
- Thursday, Oct. 19, at noon – United Methodist Community Center, 4601 Clio Road.
- Friday, Oct. 20, at noon – St. Luke’s NEW Life Center, 3115 Lawndale Ave.
- Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. – New Birth Church, 3918 Blackington Ave.
- Wednesday, Oct. 25, at noon – Salem Lutheran Church, 2610 Martin Luther King Ave.
- Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. – Richfield Academy, 3807 N. Center Road.
- Friday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. – My Brother’s Keeper, 101 N. Grand Traverse St.
- Tuesday, Oct. 31, at noon – St. Michael Catholic Church, 609 E. Fifth Ave.
- New Birth Church added a distribution on Oct. 24.
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