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Flawless Auto Finish teams with Gleaners Community Food Bank to Drive Out Hunger
It may come as a surprise to many people to learn that, right here in Michigan, one in six residents will need emergency food assistance this year, and a third of those who turn to food banks come from a household with at least one working adult.
Those sobering facts are why Flawless Auto Finish is partnering with Gleaners Community Food Bank to drive out hunger in Michigan by collecting 1,200 pounds of food by December 3, 2018. That’s enough for 1,000 meals to supply neighbors in need.
“We are doing this food drive because the hunger problem in Southeastern Michigan is a real problem,” said Clinton Laster, president of Flawless Auto Finish. “I feel the severity of this issue is much greater than what most actually realize. We are hoping not only to meet and exceed our goal of collecting 1,000-plus meals, but also hope to bring more awareness to this major issue.”
As an added incentive, Flawless is also giving away a Diamond Package detail, valued at more than $300, to the person who donates the most food items by the end of the drive. The free detail winner will be announced on December 3 on the Flawless Auto Finish Facebook and Instagram pages.
Non-perishable food can be dropped off at Flawless Auto Finish, 20412 Lorne Street, Suite B, in Taylor between noon and 5 p.m. on Nov. 18, 25, and Dec. 2. Anyone who would prefer to drop off their donation on another day, or who needs to have the food picked up, can call or text 313-286-4884.
About Gleaners Community Food Bank
Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners Community Food Bank, with broad community support, fights hunger in southeastern Michigan. In collaboration with member agencies, the Feeding America network, and program partners, it provided more than 42 million pounds of donated and purchased food to people in need in 2017. On average, Gleaners distributes more than 96,000 meals each day to 171,000 children a year. Every dollar donated provides three meals and 97 cents of every donated dollar goes to food and food programs.