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Flint family passes out free hot meals to needy at convenience store

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Published: Jan. 29, 2018 at 12:25 PM EST
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(1/29/2018) - A Flint family is on a mission to feed the less fortunate.

Shannon Earl of Flint and her helpers have spent the past week preparing food for those in need. They collect donations throughout the week and cook hot food on Fridays.

Dinner is served at 5 p.m. in their pop up tent in the parking lot of Leith Food Mart. They stay out until they run out of food.

Earl said her family wants anyone in need to know that people care about them.

"You know, to see families come up here you see them driving in their car, you don't realize that car is where they're going for the rest of the night," she said.

The family has been doing the meal giveaway for four weeks, each time getting more visitors. Last week, they saw about 50 people.

Earl said they plan to come back this week.

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