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Making a Difference: Volunteering with Gleaners at FREC 2 Mobile Pantry

Updated: Mar 20

OCG Companies Volunteering with Gleaners at FREC

At the heart of Detroit's vibrant community lies a beacon of hope and support - the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) 2. Recently, our team had the incredible opportunity to volunteer with Gleaners at the FREC 2 Mobile Pantry, an experience that left a lasting impact on us all. From setting up the event to personally delivering bags of food to those in need, here's a glimpse into our day of service and how you can join us in making a difference.

A Day of Giving Back

As advocates for community engagement and social responsibility, we jumped at the chance to lend a helping hand at the FREC 2 Mobile Pantry. The event, organized by Gleaners, aimed to provide essential food assistance to families facing food insecurity in our community. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with warmth and gratitude, knowing that our efforts would make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Setting Up for Success

The day began with the task of setting up the mobile pantry, transforming the parking lot of FREC 2 into a bustling hub of activity. With efficiency and teamwork, we unloaded crates of fresh produce, canned goods, and other pantry staples, meticulously arranging them into organized stations. Every detail mattered, from ensuring proper signage to creating a welcoming atmosphere for our guests.

OCG Companies Volunteering with Gleaners at FREC

Packing Hope into Every Bag

As the event kicked off, we eagerly took our positions at the packing stations, filling bags with an assortment of nutritious items. From fruits and vegetables to grains and proteins, each bag was carefully curated to provide a balanced and wholesome meal for those in need. With each bag packed, we felt a sense of purpose and fulfillment, knowing that we were making a tangible difference in someone's life.

Personal Connections and Compassionate Service

One of the most rewarding aspects of the day was the opportunity to personally deliver the food bags to individuals and families in their cars. As we approached each vehicle, we were met with smiles, gratitude, and heartfelt expressions of thanks. In those moments, we were reminded of the power of human connection and the importance of showing compassion and empathy towards others, especially in times of need.

Join Us in Making a Difference

As our day of volunteering came to a close, we reflected on the impact of our efforts and the significance of coming together as a community to support one another. And while our time at the FREC 2 Mobile Pantry may have ended, our commitment to serving others continues.

We invite you to join us in making a difference on April 9th, double donation day. By donating to organizations like Gleaners, you can help ensure that families in our community have access to the food and resources they need to thrive. And thanks to the generous matching donation, your contribution will go even further in making a positive impact.

Together, we can create a world where no one goes hungry, where every person is valued and supported, and where acts of kindness and compassion are the driving force for positive change. Thank you for joining us on this journey of hope and service.

OCG Companies Volunteering with Gleaners at FREC


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