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The Morning Blend: Holt Community Food Bank

By November 17, 2020November 23rd, 2020No Comments

Bob:

We’re here with Pat Brown from the Holt Dimondale Dale Agency. Pat always good to see you You brought a guest with you today.

Pat:

Bob, good to see you as well. Yes, I have a guest today, Marni Swanson. She’s the director of the Holt Community Food Bank, and she is an integral part of the Holt Dimondale Delhi Township community Task Force. A lot of things that happen on behind the scenes, so I’d like to let Marni do her talk, and talk about the Holt community Food Bank. 

Bob:

Yeah so Marni, tell me a little bit about the Holt Community Food Bank and who it serves.

Marni:

So the Holt Community Food Bank serves residents of Delhi township who are food insecure.

Pat:

So how can people contact the food bank? And then also, is there a social media presence to it as well?

Marni:

So yes, the food bank can be reached, the best way is to just give us a call and our phone number is 517-694-9307, and right now because of COVID we’re not really in the office. So we just ask that you leave a message and I do callbacks every morning, sometimes even on Sundays. And then we do have a website, which is the holtcommunityfoodbank.org and then we have our Facebook page as well. And that is the Holt community Delhi Township Food Bank Facebook page, and there’s lots of information out there as well.

Bob:

We’ll make sure that we put all of that information on the screen. As you mentioned, COVID-19 and I’m wondering how the food bank has been impacted because of the pandemic that’s going on and has it affected any changes in distribution at all?

Marni:

It sure has. So we’ve decided to change things up a little bit in the years past, you know clients could come in and actually physically be in the food bank and kind of pick out some items that they, they would like. Currently, the way that we do that though is, they just drive up and they show their ID and they have an appointment already scheduled so we just wheel everything right up to their vehicle.

Bob:

Very good. Do you take items from people in the community to to help out?

Marni:

We do. We had to stop that for a little bit because of COVID but now we’re back to taking donations, you know dry goods, canned goods. We’ve been asking people to just call us so we can make an appointment to pick those items up and then we also take monetary donations which you can do that on our Facebook page, you can do it on our website, or you can actually mail it.

Bob:

Right, we’re gonna put all your information on the screen. Marni, thank you for what you do. 

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