FLINT, MI — United Way of Genesee County will be participating in a first ever statewide Summer Stock up food drive to collect food throughout June.

Food pantries across Genesee and Shiawassee Counties are fully stocked during the winter months every year thanks to holiday donations, but when summer comes, donations drop considerably leaving many pantry shelves sparse which can leave low-income families with limited options during this time of year.

United Way of Genesee County has asked local businesses and community members to participate in the Summer Stock Up event to restock local food pantries with items to get them through the summer months.

Kellogg’s will be working as the primary driver during the Stock Up event.

The statewide Summer Stock Up event evolved out of the local food drive known as “Christmas in June” that was done annually by United Way of Southwest Michigan.

Due to the pandemic in 2020, United Way of Southwest Michigan pivoted from an in-person food drop-off event to a virtual event that provided safe shopping options that allowed donors to “shop their impact” by giving online.

The success of “Christmas in June” caught the attention of Kellogg’s, and the corporation stepped in to help re-conceptualize it as a statewide “Summer Stock Up,” per a news release.

As the premier sponsor, Kellogg’s has been a leader in rallying 23 United Ways in Michigan to the cause.

In-person and virtual versions of the event will be available depending on the needs and situations of each United Way location.

Drop-off locations:

  • Randy Wise Chevrolet – 5100 Clio Road, Flint, MI 48504
  • Randy Wise Buick GMC – 2530 Owen Road, Fenton, MI 48430
  • Randy Wise Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM – 4239 W Vienna Rd, Clio, MI 48420
  • Randy Wise Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM of Durand – 902 N Saginaw St, Durand, MI 48429
  • Randy Wise Ford – 968 S Ortonville Rd, Ortonville, MI 48462
  • Randy Wise Hyundai – 4350 Lennon Rd, Flint, MI 48507
  • Randy Wise Auto Depot – 5305 W Pierson Rd, Flushing, MI 48433

Drop off times for all locations:

  • Monday and Thursday: 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Friday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Saturday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

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