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Flint non-profits partner to bring a new food pantry to residents

June 21, 2022- Flint non-profit organization, Well of Hope has hosted little free food-pantries called “Boxes of Hope” in the City of Flint since 2017. They have partnered with another agency, Family Service Agency to bring a fourth pantry on the city’s west-side on June 25, 2022.

Brooke Gow, the executive director of Family Service Agency of Mid-Michigan, contacted Chia Morgan, program coordinator of Well of Hope, and inquired about partnering to host a pantry on their property.

“I am honored to be partnering with Well of Hope to bring another Boxes of Hope to the Flint community,” Gow said. “There is a lot of shame and stigma associated with food pantries; so bringing another one to the community that offers total anonymity is so special and something FSA wants to be a part of. I would also like to thank Jordan Garcia, owner of the Elite Flag Football League of Flint, for their thousands of nonperishable donations and helping make this happen. This is truly a community project, and we can’t wait to keep putting food in people’s bellies who need it most!”

Morgan, stated that she believes God aligns everything and it was no coincidence that Brooke reached out to her when she did because, Quin Pitts of Pitts & Co. Trucking, LLC had recently contacted Well of Hope and offered to cover the cost of their next pantry.

“I am ecstatic to expand our services and reach in the community,” Morgan said. “Our mission is centered around breaking the cycle of poverty, and this allows us to continue doing just that. We are in a food desert-and with the rising costs of food, gas and other necessities, these pantries are needed now more than ever”.

Gow and Morgan are both thankful to Pitts Trucking, LLC for their gracious donation and support of this project but most specifically, those in the city of Flint who will use the pantries at their need.

The pantry will sit at Family Service Agency, located at 1422 W. Court St., and will be accessible for residents to walk up and take what they need or leave what they can. Only non-perishable items are accepted in the pantry for health and safety reasons.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on June 25, 2022 at 12 p.m., all are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Chia Morgan at 810-545-7169.

 

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