Food Bank of Eastern Michigan kicks off annual holiday campaign - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan kicks off annual holiday campaign

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FLINT (WJRT) -

(11/20/12) - The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan kicked off its 17th annual holiday campaign Tuesday morning.

This season's goal is the agency's biggest ever. Between now and Christmas, the Food Bank hopes to raise $925,000 to feed people in need across Mid-Michigan.

On Sunday, Dec. 2, contribution envelopes will be placed in the Flint Journal, Saginaw News and Bay City Times.

Also look for paper holiday ornaments on sale at various businesses.

Donations will also be accepted online through the Food Bank's website.

"This is a lofty goal, $925,000. Our community is in so much need right now, as we have been the last few years, but I'm very comfortable and positive that our community will rally and make this a reality and that we'll go into 2013 feeding more people today than we did yesterday," said Bill Kerr, of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

A $10 donation is enough to provide 60 meals during the holidays.

Since 1996, the holiday campaign has brought in $7.7 million.

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