Pantry makes healthy food a neighborhood movement

Pantry makes healthy food a neighborhood movement
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Healthy groceries are still on the move. Neighborhoods will welcome the mobile food pantry for a new round of stops in August as the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services distribute more foods rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron.

Every scheduled month the mobile pantry brings families items that include tuna, baked beans, mandarin oranges, cereal, tomatoes and more. August’s farm-fresh produce includes watermelon, yellow squash, kale, sweet corn, carrots, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini and green beans.

The mobile program is funded through more than $249 million in state taxpayer funds earmarked to support residents of Flint, many of whom have been exposed to lead, as a result of the city’s water emergency.

Food distribution sites remain open while supplies last. Upcoming dates are:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 8, at noon – St. Michael Catholic Church, 609 E. Fifth Ave.
  • Friday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. – Flint Muslim Food Pantry, 4400 S. Saginaw St.
  • Saturday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. – Calvary United Methodist Church, 2111 Flushing Rd.
  • Saturday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m. – Church Without Walls, 4121 Martin Luther King. Ave.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. – Hispanic Tech Center, 2101 Lewis St.
  • Thursday, Aug. 17, at noon – United Methodist Community Center, 4601 Clio Road.
  • Thursday, Aug. 17, at noon – Salem Lutheran Church, 2610 Martin Luther King Ave.
  • Friday, Aug. 18, at noon – St. Luke’s NEW Life Center, 3115 Lawndale Ave.
  • Saturday, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m. – Higher Quality of Life, 5601 N. Saginaw St.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 22, at noon – St. Michael Catholic Church, 609 E. Fifth Ave.
  • Thursday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. – Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle, 930 E. Myrtle Ave.
  • Friday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. – My Brother’s Keeper, 101 N. Grand Traverse St.
  • Saturday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. – Flint First Wesleyan, 3825 Davison Road.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 1 p.m. – New Birth Church, 3918 Blackington Ave.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. – Richfield Academy, 3807 N. Center Road.

Additional food distribution dates will be announced as dates are scheduled. For more information, visit the Food Bank website at www.FBEM.org or call 810-239-4441.

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