Month: June 2017

Flint families Can Get Nutritious Food at Mobile Pantry in July

LANSING, Mich. – Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for July at locations throughout Flint.  The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are announcing the upcoming schedule for mobile food pantry stops to distribute foods rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron.  Families receive shelf-stable items that include tuna, baked beans, mandarin oranges, cereal, tomatoes and more. Farm fresh produce in July will be cabbage, zucchini, cucumbers and bell peppers.   The program is funded through the more than $249 million in state taxpayer funds that have been provided to help the residents of Flint.   Food distribution sites remain open while supplies last. Upcoming dates are: Wednesday, July 5, at noon – Salem Lutheran Church, 2610 Martin Luther King Ave. Thursday, July 6, at noon – St. Michael Catholic Church, 609 E. Fifth Ave. Saturday, July 8, at 10 a.m. – Flint Muslim Food Pantry, 4400 S. Saginaw St. Thursday, July 13, at noon – United Methodist Community Center, 4601 Clio Road. Saturday, July 15, at 10 a.m. – Calvary United Methodist Church, 2111 Flushing Road. Tuesday, July 18, at noon – St. Michael Catholic Church, 609 E. Fifth Ave. Wednesday, July 19, at 10 a.m. – Hispanic Tech Center, 2101 Lewis St. Wednesday, July...

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Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce $15 Million to Assist Women, Children, and Families Affected by Lead Exposure

This funding was included in the Flint agreement championed by Stabenow, Peters, and Kildee WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters and Congressman Dan Kildee today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services awarded $15 million to the Genesee County Healthy Start program to assist women, children, and families affected by lead exposure.  This funding was included in the Flint agreement that Senators Stabenow and Peters and Congressman Kildee passed to provide long-awaited federal assistance for Flint and other communities affected by lead. “In our bipartisan Flint agreement, we made sure that caring for the children and pregnant moms affected by this crisis was a top priority,” said Senator Stabenow.  “We know that pregnant moms and young children are especially vulnerable to the long-term health effects of lead.  This funding will go a long way to making sure moms and children have access to important services they need to succeed.” “Lead exposure, particularly for young children and women, can have significant and long-term negative health consequences,” said Senator Peters. “I was proud to help secure approval of these funds through Congress last year. It is critical that Flint families have the wrap-around resources to meet their long-term health needs so they can recover from the water crisis and emerge stronger than ever.” “This significant investment is welcome news for my hometown which is still...

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