Help CARES of Farmington Hills win grant competition

CARES of Farmington Hills has begun a drive to raise $3,000 locally to qualify for a grant that will be used to expand its food pantry for use by residents who use Bridge cards to purchase food.

The funds for “A Community Thrives” challenge must be raised before April 12 at 12 p.m. To make a donation, visit crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/cares-of-farmington-hills-michigan

CARES plans to open a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) pantry to complement its free pantry available to anyone in need. SNAP pantry guests will use their Bridge card to purchase healthy food at a price as close as possible to the original wholesale cost as possible.

Grant funds will be used to build walls and shelving for this separate pantry and to purchase an initial supply of food.

CARES (Community. Action. Resources. Empowerment. Services.) offers comprehensive support through food and clothing pantries, job education and training, and other services needed to improve health and well-being. The nonprofit located at 27835 Shiawassee Rd., on the site of the former Servant Church of St. Alexander property in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

For more information about CARES, Visit caresfh.org.