GLADWIN COUNTY – There was a Gladwin/Beaverton Community Food Distribution (GBCFD) on Saturday, May 16 in the parking lot of Christ the King Lutheran Church. A total of 259 households were served totaling 583 household members. The May 16 distribution was monetarily covered by local benefactors. There were 32 volunteers who manned this distribution. The groups represented on Saturday and who made this event possible were Christ the King Lutheran Church, First United Methodist Church in Gladwin, St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Midland, Gladwin High School, Gladwin National Honor Society, Gladwin Rotary, Knights of Columbus as well as other community members. Lunch was provided by Mr. M’s in Gladwin and paid for by a Thrivent Action Team Grant.  The lunch provided last week, May 9, was paid for by Mary Marcum, a member of Christ the King. A hearty thank you goes out to all who made this food distribution possible, including the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

The GBCFD will be holding it’s June distributions on June 6 and June 20 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 S. M-18, Gladwin. There will not be a distribution on Saturday, May 23 or Saturday, May 30.

Consider other options in the Gladwin and Beaverton area if additional food assistance is needed.

Christ the King’s church sign at the road and the following church websites will have the most up-to-date information regarding up-coming food distributions at Christ the King: www.ctkinggladwin.org and www.facebook.com/CTKingGladwin.

Pre-registration is not required for June 6 or June 20. 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 picking up for someone else, a copy of their ID is needed. Food recipients are asked to stay in their vehicles. They are to have the trunk or rear area of their vehicles clear as food will only be put in the those areas. If those areas are not accessible, recipients will be asked to load their own vehicles with a prepared box of food. During this Coronavirus crisis, GBCFD is respecting the safety and health of food recipients as well as workers.

If anyone would like to monetarily help The Gladwin/Beaverton Community Food Distribution with the cost of a semi of food from The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, please send your contribution to Christ the King Lutheran Church, earmarked Food Truck Ministry. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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