Baldwin Launches New Summer Feeding Program

Baldwin Center is pleased to announce that they are a new sponsor of the summer feeding program in Pontiac.  Each day throughout the summer Baldwin will be preparing healthy breakfasts and lunches which will be delivered throughout the City.

Free meals will be made available to children and teens 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency.  The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Delivery is made possible thanks to a donation of a transit van from Ford and the United Way of Southeastern Michigan and many of the meals will be prepared by Youth Employment Program participants sponsored by a grant from the State of Michigan.

Last year fewer than 10% of the eligible  Pontiac children received a meal, this initiative is set to change that statistic.  The United Way of Southeastern Michigan in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Education has launched a marketing campaign to bring more awareness of the program to the local community.  MEET UP AND EAT UP sends the message that there is not an application for the program, all you have to do is show up at one of the hundreds of sites throughout Southeastern Michigan. It’s as easy as texting FOODMI to 877877 or calling 2-1-1 to find the site nearest you.

For more information about Baldwin’s program contact

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