LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – We regularly consider the winter months as the toughest for individuals dealing with starvation points, however they’re truly the summer season months.
It is because faculty is out and households lose an important supply of meals for his or her kids. In reality, Michigan meals banks see a 20% improve in visits in the course of the summer season season.
To make issues worse, meals costs are on the rise and it might spell catastrophe for a lot of households who’re barely getting by. A United Means worker instructed 6 Information that they, too, are feeling the inflation.
“Every thing is costing extra, proper? So we think about that we are going to see extra individuals going into meals banks and pantries and however the price of buying these meals additionally to acquire them. [from] place to position. By way of transportation for our meals financial institution companions… it has additionally elevated dramatically”
Extra households will need assistance.
That is why United Means has partnered with Kellogg to do the summer season stock. From June 13-24, individuals throughout the state can donate on-line by clicking right here.
The fundraiser solely accepts financial donations on-line, as meals banks are in a position to buy merchandise at a lot decrease prices than shoppers.
Final yr United Means was in a position to elevate $62,000
This yr’s aim is straightforward: elevate more cash.
“Any approach we are able to improve that might be improbable, the extra we elevate, the extra we may help the neighborhood,” Clark mentioned.