FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth High School Varsity Softball team and members of the National Honor Society pitched in to help the Flint Township Senior Center do volunteer work at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan on March 31.
“By volunteering, the center gets pounds of food credited to our account for when we shop there for our pantry,’’ said Pam Luna, senior center director.
A group of 35 people worked at the food bank from 5 to 7 p.m. she said.
It was the first time that National Honor Society students have helped but the Varsity Softball team has been conducting food drives for the senior center pantry since 2010.
“Whenever I ask for their help, they always do their part to support the center,’’ Luna said.
Joy Roe, the varsity coach and Joe Willett, middle school coach, have played an active role in supporting the senior center.
The center operates a free food pantry, which is open to both needy seniors and families. Community donations of unexpired box or canned goods are welcomed.