The Jefferson Street Garden recently added a 36" inch high bed for one prime reason - to provide potential gardeners, who have challenges, the opportunities to stand at the bed and enjoy tending the plants. Pam Stevens says, "All are welcome. This is your garden, your community!" Volunteer Michael Golliver used his spare time and skills to construct the beds with donated lumber from local businesses. Benefits from our garden include:
Meet new friends and chat with old friends, share your knowledge and ideas!
Enjoy fresh produce and help grow food for the MAP pantry.
New gardeners are welcome, no experience necessary.
We are also seeking donations of seeds from the Seed Saver's Exchange, High Mowing Seeds and Renee's Garden. To learn more on connecting with the garden or donating, call MAP at 231-733-9672.
Mission for Area People (MAP) has been busy delivering food pantry supplies to individuals that are isolated due to COVID-19. Diana Wright-Stubbs, Executive Director of MAP, said that demand has doubled for food and hygiene items since the outbreak began. Deliveries aren't a normal service of MAP's pantry, but in these times, we are taking care of our neighbors. To volunteer or arrange a drop-off, please call our office at 231-733-9672 Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.
Mission for Area People may be able to help you during this time of uncertainty. Thanks to our community partners, we are able to assist with various needs. MAP’s staff will be available Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to answer your questions. You may reach us at 231-733-9672 to speak with us regarding food pantry, rental assistance, medical and pharmacy needs, or other requests.
As always, you may phone the Community Assess Information line (CALL 2-1-1), the three digit help line. This “one-stop” call center has the latest up to date information on other community resources such as Feeding America Food Truck schedule and COVID-19 benefits available.
The latest news release update from our Michigan’s State Emergency Operations Center:
Michigan is First State to Provide Food to Families Affected by School Closings Caused by COVID-19
Families with children who received free, reduced-cost lunches at school qualify for new program
Lansing, MICH. Michigan has become the first state in the country to gain federal approval of a program that will provide nutritious food to children who were affected by school closings due to COVID-19.
The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) provides temporary funding to address emergency food needs and avert financial hardship (see full press release here) P-EBT COVID 19 food assistance.