Published on April 5, 2023 in Volunteerism
In Michigan, more than one million people, including nearly 300,000 children, face food insecurity. As inflation rates skyrocket, the need continues to grow, according to many of United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s local food bank partners.
During Global Volunteer Month we’re highlighting people from our Volunteer Honor Roll who are working tirelessly to prevent food insecurity in their communities.
Michael and Sara Frank have always cared about people in their community. More than 16 years ago, they started out as volunteers at Forgotten Harvest, assisting in numerous projects such as the Summer Food Service Program. Mike and Sara have been trained to monitor at the Child and Adult Care Food Program sites, which has grown the program and led to an increase in participation. The couple is committed to doing whatever they can to help end food insecurity and food waste in metro Detroit.
“It’s nice to be appreciated by not only the staff, but the community as well. It’s very rewarding,” Michael said.
Volunteers interested in being allies in the ongoing fight for food security are invited to volunteer with Casa Amiga and Forgotten Harvest every first and third Tuesday starting April 18. Help with the distribution of emergency food boxes throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County during National Volunteer Month and work side-by-side with amazing people like Mike, Sara, and Aimon who are committed to making a difference. For more information, please visit this link.