FISH provides food to many area families

GRAND BLANC — FISH of Grand Blanc continues to provide food to some 275-plus Grand Blanc residents every Monday.

Barb Smith, FISH Chairman reports the organization’s recipient list is growing each week and they expect to exceed 300 as many families struggle to put food on their tables because of job loss, shorter hours and lack of day care.

Hosted by St. Chrisopher’s Episcopal Church, 9020 S. Saginaw (corner of Cook Rd.), a curbside pickup of more than 3,000 lbs. of produce and many non-perishable items are handed out weekly. The distribution starts at 3 pm on a first come, first served basis until the food is gone. (Early arrival is suggested)

With the limited quantities and availability of items needed, FISH is reaching out to the community for assistance. Of critical need are, cereal, a meal in a can or box and hand soap are needed to fill the boxes distributed.

He public is welcome to stop by St. Christopher’s on Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m.- noon with a donation.

Additionally, please mark your calendar for June 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FISH will be partnering with the Grand Blanc Police and Fire Departments to “Feed Grand Blanc.” Hill Funeral Home will be hosting the event in their parking lot. (11723 S. Saginaw St.) Sam’s Club will also be partnering with FISH with a donation site as well.

Volunteers are needed to assist in collections and distributions. Please contact the FISH office at: 810-866-4409 or email: or visit our website at: to become involved in helping your less fortunate neighbors. — G.G.