Contact: Shannon Mallory
Phone: (586) 469-6004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2022
Macomb County Food Program receives $50,000 donation to help with growing local need for food assistance
Program served 11,000 households and 27,000 individuals in October
Officials with Macomb County today announced a $50,000 donation made to the Macomb County Food Program on behalf of the Macomb Food Program 501c3 board. The nonprofit, which is an external organization separate from the County, presented the funds on Tuesday, November 15 at the Macomb County Food Program warehouse.
“We are grateful to have the support of the Macomb Food Program 501c3, especially this time of year,” said County Executive Mark Hackel. “It will have a direct impact on individuals and families facing food insecurity and it will help ensure that no one goes hungry this holiday season.”
Donated funds will be used to purchase food, which will then be distributed to more than 70 food pantries and hunger relief organizations across Macomb County. This network helped the County serve over 11,000 households and 27,000 individuals in the last month alone.
“Donations like these are so important to our program,” said Shannon Mallory, program manager for the Macomb County Food Program. “Not only are we serving three times the number of individuals we served just a couple of years ago, we've tripled our spending on food. With current high costs, we anticipate these numbers will continue to grow and we couldn't continue to meet this need without our pantry partners, the dedication of volunteers and the generosity of donors.”
Individuals interested in supporting this cause can make donations through the following options:
- By calling 586-469-6004 or via mail to the Macomb County Food Program Food Bank, 21885 Dunham Rd Suite 10, Clinton Township, MI 48036
- Via mail to the Macomb Food Program 501c3, 51194 Romeo Plank, Macomb, MI 48042, or by visiting https://macombfoodprogram.org/
A photo of the check presentation is available here.
Pictured Photo 1: (from left to right) Shannon Mallory, program manager, Macomb County Food Program; Dan Dirks, board member, Macomb Food Program 501c3; County Executive Mark Hackel; Robert Combs, chair, Macomb Food Program 501c3; Mai Xiong, county commissioner and Macomb Food Program 501c3 board member; Sharnita Magnum, board member, Macomb Food Program 501c3; Michael Fontana, secretary, Macomb Food Program 501c3, Pam Willer, treasurer, Macomb Food Program 501c3; Ernest Cawvey, director, Macomb Community Action
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 10, Clinton Township, MI 48036
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