GLADWIN COUNTY – There was a Gladwin/Beaverton Community Food Distribution (GBCFD) on Saturday, November 7 in the parking lot of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Gladwin. A total of 288 households were served with 601 household members. Over 26,000 pounds of food from The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan was given out. Twenty-five volunteers manned this distribution.
The groups represented on Saturday and who made this event possible were Christ the King Lutheran Church, St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Midland, Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gladwin, St. Paul Episcopal Church in Gladwin, Knights of Columbus, Cert, Gladwin National Honor Society as well as other community members. Lunch was provided by Mack’s on Main in Gladwin and paid for by a Christ the King member. A hearty thank you goes out 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 on Saturday, November 21 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 S. M-18, Gladwin.
Pre-registration is not required for that distribution. The handing out of food will begin about 9:30 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.
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 those areas. If those areas are not accessible, recipients will be asked to load their own vehicles. During this COVID-19 crisis, GBCFD is respecting the safety and health of food recipients as well as workers.