Michigan residents asked to donate to local food banks

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Officials are calling on Michigan residents to donate to their local food banks.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Thursday in Flint joined the Michigan Secretary of State’s office, the Food Bank Council of Michigan, the General Motors Foundation and the Michigan Health and Hospital Association in making the request.

The stop at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan’s Hunger Solutions Center came as part of the Michigan Harvest Gathering’s 25th anniversary bus tour. A Grand Rapids event also is taking place at the Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank.

Since 1991, Schuette’s office says the effort has raised nearly 10 million pounds of food and $10 million to help stock food banks across the state.

Michigan Harvest Gathering was founded by Schuette and his wife, Cynthia.

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