In a recent drive to benefit the Livingston County Gleaners, Livingston County’s Democratic Party opened their hearts, their pantries, and their pockets to help address food insecurity in the county.
Raising $3,433 in monetary donations, along with another 65 pounds of food, the group succeeded in providing 12,156 meals to their neighbors in need, according to Emily Hamiton, community partnership specialist of the Gleaners Community Food Bank.
Hamilton also shared that since the pandemic, child food insecurity has doubled in Livingston County, with one in six children facing hunger.
“Compassion for others is a core Democratic value. That is why, each year, Livingston Dems band together to donate to Gleaners. The need this year was so great due to the pandemic, and I’m grateful that many Democrats responded to our request to help their neighbors during this dark time,” LCDP Chair Judy Daubenmier stated.
Hamilton confirmed that with the increased need, “Gleaners has set up new meal distributions, which include four drive-thru mobile food pantries that have already reached over 7,000 children and their families.” Area senior citizens with reduced incomes may also procure food through Gleaners.
“With many difficult months still facing our community and nation, I hope that everyone who is able will step up over the coming months to make sure that those in need are not forgotten. Hunger does not disappear with December. Please donate as much as you can, as often as you can,” Daubenmier said.
Paid for by Livingston County Democratic Executive Committee, 8028 Grand River, Woodland Plaza Suite7, Brighton, MI 48114. Labor donated.