Lighthouse of Michigan can never go dark: Hunger in metro Detroit on the rise

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 17:54:18-05

(WXYZ) — Lighthouse of Michigan has been a pillar in our community and a lifesaver for so many people in need and the pandemic has increased the demand for those seeking shelter and food.

COVID-19 cases are trending in the right direction but the damage the virus leaves behind is still on the rise.

Our Andrea Isom went to Lighthouse of Michigan's warehouse in Waterford to find out the reasons why.

“It’s been so much harder to make ends meet these days. Food insecurity doesn’t have a deadline. It doesn’t have a day off. As much as we were kind of hoping that we would see this need decrease over time, we’re getting more requests every week that just add on,” says Anna Kohn the Director of Food Programs.

This is a new position created to accommodate the new and troubling need.

“We’re going to be steadily giving out 2 thousand boxes of food a week to families anywhere between two and 7 people,” says Kohn.

That is why Lighthouse of Michigan can never go dark. But they need your help to continue moving forward with the mission, especially at this pace.

So, if you can give money, food, other items or donate your time by volunteering, please to the website, they will welcome anything you have to give.