Soroptimist celebrates 100 years
One hundred years is a milestone celebration for any nonprofit women’s service organization. Soroptimist International, whose mission is to provide women and girls access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment, has reached that milestone. The first Soroptimist Club was founded 100 years ago in California. Soroptimist comes from the Latin “soror,” meaning “sister,” and “optima,” […]grossepointenews.com
3 ways food banks can help hungry kids and families this summer
Far too many children and families are worried about where their next meal will come from – but Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan has launched its summer programming to address hunger across Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Macomb and Monroe counties.
Gleaners Community Food Bank to hold virtual 2021 Women’s Power Breakfast, address child hunger
With child food insecurity on the rise, some of southeast Michigan’s most powerful and influential corporate, civic and nonprofit female leaders will unite virtually on May 4, 2021, from 7 to 9 a.m., during Gleaners Community Food Bank’s 2021 Women’s Power Breakfast in support of the organization’s work to end childhood hunger.
There’s still time to help your community have a hunger-free summer
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. This article is sponsored by Gleaners Community Food BankIts been a challenging summer for everyone and even more so for those facing hardships with concerns of feeding their family. Gerry Brisson, President, and CEO of Gleaners Community Food Bank said that Gleaners has food banks all across Michigan. Rick Hampson, President of Citizens Bank Michigan explained that Citizens Bank has been committed to partnering with Gleaners for 10 years They are focused on the basic need of hunger and helping those in the community. Citizens Bank Michigan is continuing to match donations and double what you give to help those in need.
Gleaners to begin hunger-free summer program
DETROIT Gleaners Community Food Bank announced Tuesday the launch of its Summer Food Service Program, with summer meal sites beginning July 1. The program will complement Gleaners food distribution programs through its more than 500-member partner network, emergency food distribution sites and emergency food box delivery programs to meet increased community need through the COVID-19 crisis. Children have been without access to school meals since mid-March, and without dedicated summer food programs, many kids in our community would spend the summer wondering where their next meal will come from. Gleaners is dedicated to being a stabilizing resource for our kids.This years Summer Food Service Program will use multiple distribution models to meet the needs of children or special needs adults aged 19-26 across southeast Michigan. Meal sites: These 21 sites will be offered in two formats: providing take-home or onsite nutritionally-balanced, pre-prepared breakfasts and/or lunches.
Emergency food distributions announced
The Monroe County Mobile Food Pantry program, which is coordinated by Monroe County Opportunity Program, has announced its next pop up food distributions. The Monroe County Mobile Food Pantry program, which is coordinated by Monroe County Opportunity Program, has announced its next pop up food distributions. Friday: 1-3 p.m., Stewart Road Church of God, 1199 Stewart Road. The Mobile Food Pantry distributions are open to any Monroe County residents. The food pantry stops are set up for 300 households unless otherwise noted.monroenews.com
Next sites announced for Mobile Food Pantry
The Monroe County Mobile Food Pantry has announced three upcoming distributions. Three Mobile Food Pantries are coming up for Monroe County residents in need of emergency groceries. Food packages will be available for the first 300 households. The Mobile Food Pantry program is open to any Monroe County resident; no advance registration is required but proof of Monroe County residency will need to be shown at the pop-up site. You can find more news and announcements for Monroe County readers at our coronavirus special section.monroenews.com
12 Volunteer Opportunities for Teens in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor
Get your high school student involved in the community with one of these volunteer opportunities for teens in the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas. To help your teens get active in the community, here are some local organizations that readily accept help from teen volunteers. Volunteering jobs available for teens include docent, activities facilitator and activities facilitator lead. Although 18 is the required age to volunteer with the design team, there are volunteering opportunities for teens. Kids and teen volunteers can engage in recreational activities in the organizations Childrens Playroom and become role models for youth staying in the shelter.metroparent.com