Patch Fights Hunger: So Do They in Bloomfield
Bloomfield has a lot to offer in terms of resources and volunteers willing to eliminate hunger this holiday season.
With two days remaining, Patch readers contributed nearly $5,000 to our first Patch Fights Hunger campaign to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank. The virtual food drive — the organization's first — ends Sunday after a one-week extension.
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But that's just one of the ways to take on Oakland County's hunger problem in Bloomfield. Volunteers at the Lady of Charity Clothes Closet and Food Pantry at St. Hugo of the Hills in Bloomfield Hills will again collect and prepare holiday meal packages this year.
Last season, the group of about a dozen volunteers packed more than 3,600 cans, boxes or pouches of food into bags that served 126 families in Oakland County. Volunteers are welcome weekly during regular hours, which are:
- 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday and Tuesday
- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday
Another way to support local food efforts to benefit seniors is through the Bloomfield Township Senior Services Center.
Tree of Life Fundraiser
Meals on Wheels, through BTSS to seniors in the community who are frail and/or low-income individuals. Make this holiday season special by sponsoring meals for them. Purchase a sponsor card for $6 a meal and decorate our “Tree of Life”. Donation cards are available at the Senior Center main level reception desk.