How Mother Waddles devoted her life to helping those in need in Detroit
DETROIT – You may know the name Mother Waddles because you’ve heard of the charitable car donation program. But, Mother Waddles is not just a name. The Reverend Charleszetta Waddles devoted her life to providing food, hope and dignity to thousands of the city’s poorest citizens. Now her grandson is on a mission to have the city of Detroit bestow long overdue honor for her years of work. Click here to visit the Mother Waddles website.
How Focus: HOPE is serving Detroit communities during the pandemic
DETROIT Focus: Hope started more than 50 years ago with a goal to help others -- a mission thats more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. As people continue to struggle to get by, volunteers at Focus: HOPE are helping those in need. Timmis is a commercial real estate broker that has had some spare time on his hands, so hes been volunteering at Focus: HOPE Detroit. Im making deliveries of food to senior citizens who are low income and would otherwise have difficulty getting sufficient food.Food delivery is just one way Focus: HOPE hope is helping. Roberson said donations and volunteers are always needed, but for those who cant give right now, Focus: HOPE is here to help.
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.