The Father Fred Foundation Sees Alarming Hike in People Needing Food Help

When there's a need, there's a way. That's the message The Father Fred Foundation lives by. Directors at Father Fred say a 31% hike in food requests has come about just this year, they're calling it a domino effect. They attribute these statistics to job loss in northern Michigan. The drastic need for food and necessities is new for Father Fred; and, organizations who partner with them, say the problem is still growing. The Father Fred Foundation says they go through $3,800 worth of food everyday. That's why they hope an upcoming food drive will help stock their empty shelves. People who don't have anywhere to turn, turn to food pantries like Father Fred, but, they're hoping no one will have to go hungry. To contribute to Father Fred's Fall Food Drive… WHERE: Tom's, Oleson's, Glen's, and Maxbauer, in Traverse City WHEN: September 24th-October 1st. OR…Donate online at Reporting in Traverse City, Sara Simnitch, and Photojournalist Jeffrey Blevins.