Oakland County Sheriff holding food giveaway for residents in need during school closures

Posted at 10:44 AM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 18:36:10-04

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Oakland County Sheriff's Office teamed up with Meijer and Variety Feeds to feed Pontiac children and residents in need while schools are closed.

On Saturday at noon, 1,300 bags of packaged food will be distributed to families who drive to the sheriff's office Pontiac Substation.

Pontiac residents who would like to receive food should plan on driving to the substation, staying in their cars and opening their trunks to receive food.

The weekend food program is a partnership between the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Variety Feeds Kids, Pontiac Schools and Meijer to feed children that attend four elementary schools in Pontiac each week.

Children at Alcott, Owen, Whitman and ITA Elementary Schools are visited by deputies who distribute food bags every Friday for the weekend.