GLADWIN COUNTY – There was a Gladwin/Beaverton Community Food Distribution (GBCFD) on Saturday, May 9 in the parking lot of Christ the King Lutheran Church. A total of 248 households were served, including a total of 499 household members. About 22,000 pounds of food from The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan was given out. 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, Gladwin Rotary, Gladwin Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus as well as other local community members. Lunch was provided by Macks on Main and paid for by a Thrivent Action Team Grant. The GBCFD wishes to extend a hearty thank you to all who made this food distribution possible, including the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
The Gladwin/Beaverton Community Food Distribution (GBCFD) will be holding it’s next distribution this coming Saturday, May 16 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 S. M-18, Gladwin. There will not be a distribution held on Saturday, May 23.
Pre-registration is not required for May 16. 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. During the Coronavirus crisis, the GBCFD is respecting the safety and health of food recipients as well as workers.