Food Drive

Helping Those in Need This Holiday Season

Words by Guest Writer on Nov 6, 2014 4:16:00 PM

Pass the peas please!

For the past three years, on the Friday before Thanksgiving, we’ve set out to make the lives of those in our communities a little better. Our annual Lake to Lake Food Drive partners with local area food banks to help fill their pantry shelves, just before the holiday season. After all, there’s nothing better than gathering around the table during the holiday season with family members… Our Lake to Lake Food Drive helps Michigan families in need do just that!

But, it doesn’t stop there. Our employees, friends and family, go out into the community to help their local food banks, throughout the year.

“Several team members from Lake Trust Credit Union, and their family members, helped to pack up bags of carrots… Straight from the farm.  About half of the 20 volunteers prepped bags for the “Kids Backpack Weekend Food Program.”  These bags are disbursed to needy kids on Fridays to help them have healthy food choices on the weekend.  This program helps to support kids that otherwise might go hungry on the weekend. 

This was the second year that we helped at the warehouse.  We have such a great time, listening to music, working together for a great cause.  The Gleaners warehouses are always looking for groups to volunteer to help sort, bag and process food to be able to go out to dozens of food pantries in Southeastern Michigan.” 

                                                                                                      - Mindy Gurnicz, Lake Trust Credit Union

“Do you know what happens to the food items you donate during a food drive?  I do.

On a recent fall Saturday, I spent the morning with a large group of Lake Trust employees and family members boxing food items at Gleaners in Livingston County Gleaners. The food items were donated from food drives like ours, and had to be separated into different categories such as beans, fruits, beverages and breakfast items.  The items would eventually be placed in the Gleaners food pantry distributed to their clients.

At the end of our volunteer shift we had boxed over one ton of food.  It was a worthwhile effort that was also a lot of fun.”                                                                                            -Andy Witt, Lake Trust Credit Union

To donate or learn more about our annual Lake to Lake Food Drive, visit And, we’d love to hear from you! How have you helped out with your local food bank?


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