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Traverse City Cares Food Drive!

by Katelyn Zeits
Thursday, October 13, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Subject: Traverse City Cares Food Drive!

Contact: Mayor Jim Carruthers – (231) 922-7768 or jccaruthers@traversecitymi.gov
Marty Colburn, City Manager – (231) 922-4440 – or mcolburn@traversecitymi.gov

Issued: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Feeding America is a United States-based non-profit organization with a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based organizations. According to Feeding America, hunger is especially devastating for children and the elderly. Hunger deprives children of more than just food. When a child is forced to operate on an empty stomach, they don’t have the energy to learn, engage, focus and grow. Hunger also affects more than 5 million senior citizens, even after a lifetime of hard work and dedication to our country.

The City of Traverse City is partnering with Goodwill Food Rescue for the Traverse City Cares Food Drive! Between now and Friday, November 18, please bring any non-perishable food items to any public city meetings such as a City Commission, Planning Commission, Downtown Development Authority or other public meeting – or to the City Manager’s Office, located on the second floor of the Governmental Center at 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan. All donations will be delivered by the City to the Goodwill Food Rescue, which will distribute the food to those who need it among 45 food pantries within the network.

City Manager Marty Colburn appreciates the needs many in the community face, “As we approach the holiday season, let’s give some of our hearts to those who need us right now by bringing a non-perishable food item to a City board or committee meeting or to the City Manager’s Office between now and Friday, November 18.”

Mayor Jim Carruthers calls on the community to show our hearts and give at a time when so many need it, “Traverse City is a community filled with wonderful people who care deeply about our neighbors. I’m asking all of us – as neighbors – to join the City and show the community how much we care with the Traverse City Cares Food Drive! Please bring a non-perishable food item to any public meeting or to the City Manager’s Office between now and Friday, November 18, and we’ll make sure it gets to those who need it.”