With over 1 million people in Michigan struggling to put food on their tables1, was there really a way we could make a difference?
Too often when we hear grim statistics, we see despair instead of looking for an opportunity to provide hope. So with full hearts and optimistic spirits, thirteen members of Team Lake Trust gathered at Rangers 4H Garden in Fenton, Michigan to prove that a few hours of work could make a big impact.
Getting Our Hands Dirty
This is the second year in a row that we've participated in the Livingston County United Way Day of Caring2, the largest one-day service event in the area. As part of our Core Value of Making a Difference, we're all about lending our time and putting in a little extra work for the communities we care about and love.
To kick off our morning, we got down on our hands and knees scouring the garden for fresh fruits and vegetables to share with those who needed it most. Our harvest for the day would be donated to Meals on Wheels and the Livingston County Senior Nutrition Program. From there, the food would be distributed and delivered to elderly folks in the community who otherwise may not have had access to or been able to leave the house to buy fresh food.