Michigan food pantries can apply for grants to buy milk, refrigerators

Milk was the first of several stations where food and other items were given away to families during the Gleaners Community Food Bank food drive in partnership with Southwest Solutions at St. Anthony's community center on West Vernor in Detroit on Jan. 7, 2021. 
Over 400 people received 35 pounds of food from can goods, to frozen chicken. Cereal to a gallon of milk.

Food stuff pantries in Michigan can now implement for grants to help purchase a lot more dairy products and solutions and strengthen the way they retail outlet meals. 

The United Dairy Sector of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Defend of Michigan and Blue Cross Complete of Michigan begun a application to support pantries across the point out — which are generally based out of regional communities — offer accessibility to dairy, fruits and vegetables. 

“Pantries want to provide these varieties of foodstuff but occasionally they never have the infrastructure in position and will not have the means,” and the method is an opportunity to fill in gaps, said Shannon Carney Oleksyk, a senior wellness treatment analyst with Blue Cross Blue Defend of Michigan. 

Food pantries provide as an critical accessibility position for men and women experiencing food items stability, she reported.