Mobile food pantry fights lead poisoning with nutrition - WNEM TV 5

Mobile food pantry fights lead poisoning with nutrition

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

A local food bank spent Tuesday handing out nutritious food to people in need.               

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan sent its mobile food pantry out into the Flint community, handing out fresh and healthy food to people.

Doctors said nutritious food can help limit the effect of lead exposure.

Organizers said it's crucial that families exposed to lead watch what they eat.

"Well you know, normally the food kitchen serves food every day, but anytime we give the community cases of food such as meats and potatoes we had cabbage and canned foods it's a great thing," said Jon Manse, community service director for Catholic Charities.

The program is paid for as part of Gov. Rick Snyder's $28 million bill signed in January to help Flint deal with the water crisis.

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