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Sponsors Needed For Holiday Food Basket Program

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Sponsors Needed For Holiday Food Basket Program

CREATED Oct. 29, 2013

Meridian Township's Community Resources Commission is looking for agencies and individuals to provide food baskets to households in need during the holiday season.

Last year, 582 food baskets were distributed to low-income Meridian Township households; mainly to families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. This was a 49% increase from 2011, when 390 food baskets were distributed.

“Many households will be lacking this holiday season and having to make choices between food, utilities, rent, or medication, and this is one way in which the community can reach out to our neighbors to help them enjoy what the rest of us often take for granted,” stated Suzanne Brouse, Chair of the Community Resources Commission.

According to the U.S. Census, about 13%, or 5,000 people in Meridian Township live below the poverty level, and almost 3,000 people live below 50% of the poverty level.

Holiday basket sponsorship enrollment will continue until mid-December. For more information, contact Darla Jackson at 517-853-4204 or jackson@meridian.mi.us.

 

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