Starfish Family Services Spring Food Distribution Event Provides Food to 450 Families
By: Mark Winter
INKSTER, Mich., May 4, 2010 — Starfish Family Services (Starfish), an Inkster, Mich.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to creating brighter futures for the children of at-risk families in metropolitan Detroit, completed their spring food distribution in partnership with Gleaners Community Food Bank with great success. The event took place on May 1, 2010 and 450 boxes of food, personal care items and baby products were provided to at-risk Wayne County families. Starfish Chief Executive Officer Ann Kalass made the announcement.
Organizations throughout the country host food drives and volunteer at soup kitchens during the holiday season, however, most people are unaware of the fact that the summer months can be the most difficult time for at-risk families and vulnerable children.
“We are thrilled that we were able to provide families with much-needed food and resources and thank all who participated in this event,” said Kalass. “In Wayne County alone, 31% of children under the age of five live at or below the federal poverty line, and the amount of items donated will help alleviate some of the hardships these children and their families face during the upcoming summer months.”
To learn how you can help Starfish Family Services, please visit www.starfishonline.org.
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About Starfish Family Services
Founded in 1963, Starfish Family Services is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by creating family success. Based in Inkster, Mich., Starfish serves vulnerable children and families throughout metropolitan Detroit, providing early childhood and parenting programs, after school programs, children’s mental health services, and emergency shelter to teens and youth in crisis. Each year, Starfish helps more than 9,000 individuals, children and families.