Food Bank of Eastern Michigan presented with $20,000 grant


    Food Bank of Eastern Michigan presented with $20,000 grant (PHOTO: WEYI/WSMH)

    FLINT. Mich, - For more than 35 years, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan has been feeding those in need in our communities.

    Monday, the Michigan Masons Charitable Foundation presented the Food Bank with a 20-thousand dollar grant.

    The grant comes from the foundations B.E.S.T Grand Program that aims to build, enrich, strengthen and transform Michigan communities.

    The Food Bank says the money will help them provide fresh fruits and produce to families all over Easter Michigan.

    Walt Wheeler of the Michigan Masons Charitable Foundation says, "We try to pick organizations that are having an impact and making a difference, that are essential to people's survival and food banks are certainly doing a tremendous service in our communities. It's just something that needs to be done, it's obviously to survive people need food and children need good nutrition and it's just something that really appealed to us."

    The food bank provides more than 28 million dollars worth of food in more than 22 counties in Michigan.

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