FLINT TWP. — The team at Shea Automotive Group, in partnership with Lang Constructors Inc., Black Tie Productions and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, helped to distribute food to more than 400 families last week on May 19.
Shea Automotive Group owner Stacy Shea Fields said that when Lang Constructors contacted her team about using their lot across the street from the Shea Chevrolet dealership, she was happy to help beyond just the use of the property. “We said ‘yes’ and we want to be in on this!”
Set up began at 8:30 a.m. and the grocery giveaway started at 11 a.m., running until about 2:30 p.m. when food ran out. The giveaway offered no-contact delivery of baked goods, whole chickens and meat, bags of fruits and vegetables, gallons of milk and more to area families in need. The food giveaway was set up in stations allowing for plenty of room to keep the entire process safe for everyone involved. All volunteers wore masks and loaded the food directly into cars.
The rainy day was made better thanks to the Black Tie Productions team who kept fun music playing all day.
“It was just a really feel good day,” said Fields. She added that her team is always looking for ways to support the community. “We love it,” she said.
With a continued need for food donations in the area because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fields said her team will continue to look for future opportunities to help out.