Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Flint families can get nutritious food at mobile pantry to limit effects of lead exposure.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for March at locations throughout Flint, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are announcing the upcoming schedule for mobile food pantry stops to distribute foods rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron. Families in March will receive produce that includes apples and potatoes.

 This mobile food pantry is extremely important and necessary for residents in my hometown of Flint, as the entire city was poisoned with hazardous water beginning in 2014.

More than $300 million has been provided to help the residents of Flint, including funding for this initiative. Food distribution sites remain open while supplies last. Upcoming dates are:

  • Thursday, March 8, at noon – Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church, 1417 N. Stevenson St.
  • Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m. – Flint Muslim Food Pantry, 4400 S. Saginaw St.
  • Tuesday, March 13, at noon – Catholic Charities, 910 Chippewa St.
  • Wednesday, March 14, at noon – Salem Lutheran Church, 2610 Martin Luther King Ave.
  • Thursday, March 15, at noon – United Methodist Community Center, 4601 Clio Road.
  • Friday, March 16, at noon – St. Luke’s NEW Life Center, 3115 Lawndale Ave.
  • Wednesday, March 21, at 10 a.m. – Hispanic Tech Center, 2101 Lewis St.
  • Thursday, March 22, at 11 a.m. – Fairhaven Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1379 W. Louis Ave.
  • Tuesday, March 27, at noon – Catholic Charities, 910 Chippewa St.
  • Wednesday, March 28, at noon – Richfield Academy, 3807 N. Center Road.
  • Wednesday, March 28, at noon – Salem Lutheran Church, 2610 Martin Luther King Ave.
  • Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. – My Brother’s Keeper, 101 N. Grand Traverse St.

This schedule is subject to change, and information about additional food distribution dates will be announced as they are scheduled.

For more information or to find out about any changes in the schedule, visit the Food Bank website at and find the updated schedule on the Mobile Pantry Distribution page, or call810-239-4441.
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