Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for October at locations throughout Flint.
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.
Each family will receive nutritional food such as tuna, baked beans, potatoes, cereal and fresh apples, peppers and tomatoes. The program began in February and is funded as part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s $28 million supplemental budget request signed in January.
Food distribution sites remain open while supplies last. Upcoming dates are:
- Wednesday, Oct. 5, at noon – Salem Lutheran Church, 2610 Martin Luther King Ave.
- Thursday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. – Asbury United Methodist Church, 1653 Davison Road.
- Friday, Oct. 14, at noon – St. Luke New Life Center, 3115 Lawndale St.
- Saturday, Oct.15, at 11 a.m. – Flint Islamic Center, 4400 S. Saginaw St.
- Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. – Second Chance Baptist Church, 5306 North St.
- Wednesday Oct. 19, at 10 a.m. – Hispanic Tech Center, 2101 Lewis St.
- Friday, Oct. 21, at noon – Foss Avenue Baptist Church, 1159 E. Foss Ave.
- Thursday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. – Asbury United Methodist Church, 1653 Davison Road.
- Friday, Oct. 28, at noon – Dort Oak Park, 4601 Clio Road.
Information about additional food distribution dates will be announced as they are scheduled. For more information, visit the Food Bank website at www.FBEM.org or call 810-239-4441.