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When it comes to food, pantries work all year

As food banks and food pantries across the state prepare for the challenges of the holiday season and talk of looming cuts to federal food benefits, there is one message they’d like you to carry well into the new year: People are hungry year-round. “The holidays are a busy time in volunteering and donating,” said Anne Schenk, senior director of advancement at Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Mic ...

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BBQ for 10,000

For a second year, “Detroit's Red Carpet Backyard BBQ” will serve hot cuisine and give away groceries to an anticipated 10,000 homeless and low-income hungry Detroiters on Nov. 17. The event, created by entrepreneur, author and real estate specialist Robert Shumake, is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local service groups Coalition On Temporary Shelter, Transforming Life Group and Detroit Rescue Mi ...

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