The Macomb Daily
FOOD BANKS GET $50K BOOST
Nonprofit has provided more than $300,000 to support efforts by Macomb Community Action
The challenge of meeting food pantry needs with fewer federal resources, inflated food costs and increasing demand has become even greater for Macomb Community Action but thanks to generous donations and the support of the Macomb Food Program that task has gotten more support.
“We are proud of the longstanding partnership our nonprofit has enjoyed with the county to help local pantries meet the increasing needs of Macomb families and will continue to find ways to support hungry families in Macomb County,” Macomb Food Program Board Chairman Robert Combs said in a news release.
Combs made a $50,000 check presentation on behalf of the nonprofit to Macomb Community Action, where he was joined by other board members and county officials including Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel.
The Macomb Food Program was started in 1975 in an effort to help address the unmet need due to a funding shortfall from the federal government while inflation increased demands on local pantries across the county. Since its founding and becoming a nonprofit in 1993, Macomb Food Program has donated more than $300,000 to help Macomb Community Action meet the needs of its communities.
Those who need help in finding a local food pantry can visit macombfoodprogram.org or call 586469-6004. Emergency food pantry locations can also be found by calling United Way’s 2-1-1.
For more information about Macomb Food Program call 586991-1899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org