National Food Bank Week

By Sen. Joe Hune
22nd Senate District

Later this month we will have an opportunity to celebrate National Food Bank Week from Oct. 14 through Oct. 20, with World Food Day falling on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

National Food Bank Week is the perfect opportunity to recognize the efforts of food banks, their donors and volunteers who work tirelessly to help end hunger in the United States.

Locally, I would like to recognize the good works of the Family Impact Center here in Fowlerville, which is a Christian nonprofit organization committed to working hand-in-hand with the local community to help individuals and families in need.

By working with area churches, businesses and organizations, the Family Impact Center provides important services to our community, including a client-choice pantry; assistance with practical needs (including household items and clothing); classes in subjects such as parenting, budgeting, nutrition and skill development; seminars and workshops; and support groups.

Moreover, National Food Bank Week helps shine a light on an important issue and reminds us to get involved with our food banks. Interested in helping out? I encourage you to visit the Family Impact Center’s website at: www.familyimpactcenter.organd click on the “Volunteer” link to find out how you can get involved.

For information on other food banks in your area and other ways you can get involved to help end hunger, go to Feeding America’s website at www.feedingamerica.org and do a zip code search.

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Sen. Joe Hune is chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. He represents the 22nd state Senate District, which includes Livingston and Shiawassee counties, and the southern part of Ingham County. The Ingham County portion includes Bunkerhill, Leslie, Stockbridge and Vevay townships, and the cities of Leslie and Mason.