In brief

Burton Chamber postpones, cancels events

BURTON — The Burton Chamber Board recently met to discuss some of the upcoming events that were planned for June and July. In the wake of the current situation, the chamber will be either postponing or cancelling the following:

Monthly Networking Lunch – cancelled; June and July; Burton Best of the Best celebration – postponed; We are working on a new date and will keep everyone informed when set; and Annual July Burton Chamber picnic – cancelled.

These times have been devastating on the economy and very challenging for most businesses. The chamber reached a conclusion that the best thing right now is to not have any large group gatherings until we all receive further guidance on the phases of reopening the economy from the State of Michigan.

The chamber will continue to send business resource information that may help your business. As your business begins to open, or if you are currently open, please share your information that you would like the chamber to email out to membership.

This can include specials, or something as simple that you are open with current hours of operation. Email a JPEG to Vaughn Smith at — G.G.

Mobile food pantry

BURTON — ICNA Muslim Relief Services will host a mobile pantry on the fourth Saturday of each month. If you or someone you know needs some food to get you through the next month, please stop by.

The Food Pantry will be at Creekwood Dental, 1080 Creekwood Dr., Burton from 1-3 p.m. Details: Call 313-366-6800. — G.G.

Bendle has new food assistance program to offer

BURTON — Pandemic EBT Emergency Food Assistance is a new food assistance program for families and children that received free or reduced priced meals at Bendle schools. The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) provides temporary funding for families that need emergency food during the pandemic. Bendle families will automatically qualify for this benefit through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (1-833-905-0028). Details: Visit s_ new/pandemic_ e_ b_ t_ program. — G.G.