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Job loss due to COVID-19 has led to food insecurity for thounsands of Michiganders

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Job losses due to the pandemic and the closing of schools mean many kids and their parents are going without regular meals.

Local food banks are helping to pick up the slack for the one million Michiganders who need some sort of food assistance.

Director of the Michigan Food Bank Council Phil Knight says this is a cause everyone should rally around.

“Hunger isn't partisan," said Knight. "It isn't even bipartisan. It's non partisan. We know this, because we can all agree that two words that should never go together is child and hunger.”

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services started the "Restaurant Meals Program" where senior citizens and the homeless can get hot meals from participating eateries.