GAINES TOWNSHIP – For nearly a decade, Spooky Trails has been committed to a mission of “scaring hunger away” by hosting a food drive for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan throughout the weekends of October.
This year’s drive resulted in a collection of 2,560 pounds of food. Over the past nine years, a total of 38,326 pounds of food has been provided to local residents through the Spooky Trail’s food drive.
Spooky Trails is one of the largest independent businesses to host an annual food drive for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, a spokesman for the business said.
Local businesses including Kroger, Speedway, Burger King, Little Caesars, Rite Aid and numerous others help out by distributing coupons which advertise the drive.
Spooky Trails is a 130-acre farm located on 8266 W. Baldwin Rd. Every October, visitors to Spooky Trails enjoy haunted hay rides, a corn maze and other scary displays.
Serving families in need since 1981, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan has grown to provide more than 25 million pounds of food each year through more than 415 partner agencies in 22 counties.
Partner agencies consist of local soup kitchens, homeless shelters and food pantries that strive to feed more than 300,000 people who struggle with hunger throughout eastern Michigan.
In 2016, during the Flint Water Crisis, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan distributed more than 26 million bottles water and more than 120 trucks of lead-mitigating foods to residents of the City of Flint. — L.R.