City of Saginaw, Michigan

May 18, 2021 SAGINAW, MI – The City of Saginaw is partnering with United Way of Saginaw County and Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to host the Spring Drive-Thru Food Distribution Event scheduled for Thursday, May 20 at Hoyt Park beginning at 10 a.m.

The collaborative effort will offer free, fresh and non-perishable food items to Saginaw residents. Volunteers will be on site to distribute items into trunks, so residents will not have to get out of their car. If you or someone you know is in need or struggling to buy groceries, please tell them about this important event.

Mayor Brenda Moore, who helped plan and organize the event, stressed the importance of this initiative, “Even though we are seeing things slowly return to normal, many families and seniors are still struggling and relying on the services of local resources such as United Way and Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. I am thrilled that we could partner with these organizations to provide support for those in need.”

The event begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 20 at Hoyt Park, S. Washington Avenue. Participants can enter into Hoyt Park by the Children’s Zoo and follow the signs along Hoyt Park Lower Drive. The distribution time is planned for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon, or until the food runs out. The event is open to anyone in the Saginaw community, especially those who are experiencing a financial hardship as well as senior citizens on fixed incomes. Protective measures will be in place for the drive-thru event. Volunteers will be on site to load pre-packed boxes of dry goods, produce, and frozen products into trunks/hatchbacks. Participants are asked to make room in their trunk area for these boxes prior to arriving at the event. Traffic control will be implemented along Hoyt Park Lower Drive.

Click here to view the event flyer. For more details about this event, contact the City Manager’s Office at (989) 759-1401.