The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services have teamed up to bring the mobile food pantry back to Flint.

This has been an incredibly difficult year so far, and the pandemic has left us all feeling uneasy about what is going to happen next. For those of us who are worrying about putting food on the table, that uneasiness can turn to panic. Luckily, the Flint mobile food project is going to return this summer.

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When you factor in everything that has gone on so far this year, along with the struggles we are all currently facing, it can be scary. That's why it's more important now than ever to make sure healthy food is accessible to all.

That has been the goal of the mobile food pantry since it was started. The organizers have always done a phenomenal job of adjusting to the current climate so that Flint residents get exactly what they need. During the water crisis, the food pantry focused on foods that would help to deter the effects of lead in the body.

The locations and dates are listed below.

Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 Ballenger Highway

  • July 6, at 10 a.m.
  • July 13, at 10 a.m.
  • July 20, at 10 a.m.
  • July 27, at 10 a.m.

Asbury United Methodist Church, 1653 Davison Road

  • July 7, at 10 a.m.
  • July 14, at 10 a.m.
  • July 21, at 10 a.m.
  • July 28, at 10 a.m.

Greater Holy Temple, 6702 N. Dort Highway

  • July 2, at 10 a.m.
  • July 9, at 10 a.m.
  • July 16, at 10 a.m.
  • July 23, at 10 a.m.
  • July 30, at 10 a.m.

St. Luke’s New Life Center, 3115 Lawndale Ave.

  • July 1, at 10 a.m.
  • July 10, at 10 a.m.
  • July 17, at 10 a.m.
  • July 24, at 10 a.m.
  • July 31, at 10 a.m.

Free nutritional food can also be picked at the three Flint Help Center locations:

    • Bethel United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger Highway, open Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Asbury United Methodist Church, 1653 Davison Road, open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Greater Holy Temple, 6702 N. Dort Highway, open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is what living in and around Flint is all about. We have gone through so much over the last few years, but our community ALWAYS steps up to help each other out.