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Volunteer Kelly Burns shares her story on working with the food pantry

Tough times can bring out the best in people. At the beginning of the pandemic, when the community started to quarantine and businesses began shutting down, MAP put out a call to United Way of the Lakeshore seeking volunteers willing to brave it. Although MAP had many dedicated long-term volunteers, they now needed help.

Instead of allowing clients to shop and choose healthy food items, MAP had to adjust for curb-side pick-up and offer home delivery for those in isolation. They needed to change the way the pantry operates. Kelly Burns shares how she connected with Mission for Area People's Food Pantry through United Way of the Lakeshore and why she helps out. By signing up with United Way's volunteer site, she was able to give back at a time when extra hands are needed. Kelly said, "she's blessed to work with such a dedicated team at MAP."

To learn more about United Way of the Lakeshore, log onto www.unitedwaylakeshore,org/volunteer or call our office at 231-733-9672 to learn how you can volunteer.