Each day, Chef Michael Block gets to his kitchen at 5:30 in the morning and he doesn’t leave until 7:30 at night. His job? To make enough food to feed as many as 4,000 people on the streets of Detroit.
Between the economic challenges, the foreclosure crisis, and a bunch of other factors, there are now about 15,000 homeless Detroiters.
Most have a hard time finding basic needs like a hot meal or a warm place to sleep at night. And then there are those who may have a home, but are very down on their luck.
This is where the Salvation Army’s Bed and Bread Trucks Come in. The three trucks travel 170 miles every day and feed between 3,000 and 4,000 people each day, without charge.. and without questions.
The drivers of the Bed and Bread trucks can also help those who need to find a place to sleep for the night.
In today’s episode of the Daily Detroit News Byte (Subscribe free in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher) I take a behind the scenes peek the Salvation Army’s Bed and Bread Truck program. I learned how they provide this service to so many people on a daily basis.
The program is funded in large part by donations from the Bed and Bread Club Radiothon.
The 31st Annual Bed and Bread Radiothon will take place on Friday, February 23 from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on WJR AM 760.
You can find more information about how to support the Salvation Army Bed and Bread here.
And here are more photos from my day: