GLADWIN COUNTY – There was a Gladwin/Beaverton Community Food Distribution (GBCFD) on Tuesday, April 21 in the parking lot of Christ the King Lutheran Church. A total of 297 households, 549 individual household members were served. More than 22,000 pounds of food was handed out. This distribution was sponsored by both The Rotary Club of Gladwin and Kiwanis Club of Gladwin. Several volunteers manned this distribution. The groups represented on Saturday and who made this event possible were Christ the King Lutheran Church, Gladwin High School, Gladwin National Honor Society, Team Rubicon, Gladwin Free Methodist Church, Gladwin Rotary, Gladwin Kiwanis, Veterans’ Coalition of Midland, Knights of Columbus as well as other community members.
The GBCFD gives a hearty thank you to all who made this food distribution possible, including the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
During the Coronavirus crisis, the GBCFD, with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, is planning to hold a continued weekly food distribution at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 S. M-18, Gladwin. The next distribution date will be this coming Saturday, May 2. No pre-registration will be required. The handing out of food will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Knights of Columbus Hall parking lot on M-18 will be used for staging cars to eliminate a back-up on the highway, starting at 7:30 a.m., until Christ the King’s lot opens. The church lot will be closed to cars until after the semi truck of food from the Food Bank is unloaded. If you are picking up for someone else, a copy of their ID is needed. The GBCFD urges people to stay in their car during the distribution. They mention to also have the trunk or rear area of your vehicle clear as food will only be put in a trunk or hatchback area. During this Coronavirus crisis, the GBCFD are respecting the safety and health of food recipients as well as workers.