Flint MLK Day of Service Free Drive-Thru Food Distributions

Community Event · Volunteer organized



Flint, MI 48502

About this event

Flint MLK Day of Service Free Drive-Thru Food Distributions

In the words of Dr. King, “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” We would like to extend the opportunity to serve the community on the MLK Day of Service, while still adhering to COVID-19 safety procedures (pre-health assessment, temperature checks, social distancing, mask requirement, etc). Volunteer shifts at each site will be limited to a maximum of 25 people who will be socially distanced outside.

The Flint National Service Accelerator and the United Way of Genesee County in partnership with the Flint Community Education Initiative will be hosting two free drive-thru food distributions. AmeriCorps members and volunteers will assist in setting up stations for food distribution and load food into the vehicles that come through. Community members will stay in their cars throughout the drive-thru to minimize contact with the volunteers.

We will also be giving out 500 locally sourced MLK Day of Service themed book and activity bags for families who drive through. These bags will include information about free community resources for Flint families.


Flint Cultural Center Academy located at 1200 Robert T Longway Blvd, Flint, MI 48503

Southwestern Classical Academy located at 1420 W 12th St, Flint, MI 48507

Look to Genesee Serves or United Way of Genesee County for low mobility/virtual MLK Day projects you can do at home (Video instructions will be posted of our service in a box projects)

When you register, if you have a preference of one of the above locations you MUST tell us which one in the notes section before submitting your registration.

For questions or concerns, please contact:

Diane Woodruff at 810-955-2302 or [email protected]

Katie de Araujo at 517-317-4883 or [email protected]


Notes from the organizer: Physical requirement: heavy lifting and standing for long periods. All events hosted in partnership with the PIC on the National Day of Service must comply with the following guidelines as well as the most up-to-date CDC and local health and safety guidance. Those guidelines could include indoor and outdoor gathering and capacity limits, social distancing, and travel restrictions. More guidance from the CDC can be found here (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html) If you have any questions or requests please email [email protected].

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