Summer Stock Up food drive will help United Way feed families in need
Food banks and pantries in Jackson, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Lansing will get help stocking their shelves through a fundraiser being hosted by United Way of South Central Michigan. The second-annual Summer Stock Up from June 13-24 aims to raise funds to help stock the shelves between June and August when demand typically grows at food banks and pantries when children are home on the summer break from school, officials said. The United Way of South Central Michigan is joined in the virtual fundraising effort by the Michigan Association of United Ways and the Kellogg Company. alongside United Way in a partnership that is focused on our aligned values and creating a positive impact in our communities.”Last year’s Summer Stock Up effort raised more than $63,000 and collected more than 46,000 pounds of food, helping 220 food pantries across the state. United Way of South Central Michigan is comprised of three legacy organizations – United Way of Jackson County, United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region and Capital Area United Way.mlive.com
Missing Michigan mother: What happened to Dee Ann Warner?
Many people are determined to get answers about Dee Ann Warner, the 52-year-old who vanished last April. Family members suspect foul play, but the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department needs more to go on, and they’re renewing their request for help from the public.
New schedule for new maps: Michigan redistricting commission takes regional approach
After months of prep work, public hearings and a long wait for U.S. Census data, Michigan’s independent citizens redistricting commission has started drafting political district lines. See a map of the two proposed state Senate districts below. Final maps for Congressional and state House and Senate lines require majority approval and support from at least two Republicans, two Democrats and two Independents on the commission. Read more about Michigan’s redistricting process:U.S. Census data has arrived. Michigan Supreme Court rejects redistricting commission’s request for more time to redraw political mapsStudents, retirees and a ‘shop rat’ are drawing Michigan’s next political mapsThese 13: Meet the ordinary people tasked with drawing Michigan’s political mapsMichigan’s redistricting commission wants to see your ideal political maps.mlive.com