GM Lansing plants provide grant to aid nonprofit with COVID-19 challenges

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) General Motors Lansing plants recently announced that the Greater Lansing Food Bank will receive a grant from GM totaling $65,000 to support local COVID-19 response efforts. The food bank is focused on providing emergency food to individuals and families in need throughout mid-Michigan. To support their efforts, please consider donating at https://greaterlansingfoodbank.org/get-involved.  

“This investment in food resources for our region demonstrates GM’s commitment to taking care of the local region where GM facilities are located,” stated Greater Lansing Food Bank CEO Michelle Lantz. “Our food bank will be able to provide almost 200,000 meals with this single donation, which will significantly decrease hunger among residents. We are extremely grateful for their generosity.”

This grant is a part of GM’s larger initiative to bolster communities across the country as they combat the coronavirus, investing more than $2.65 million in 40 nonprofits and supporting employee volunteer and donation efforts. Included in these efforts is a $1 million grant to the DonorsChoose Keep Kids Learning program, which provides $1,000 credits to 1,000 teachers in high-need school districts.

Nationally, GM is also producing ventilators, face masks and other essential equipment for first responders. Visit https://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/coronavirus.html for more information.

General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Holden, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services can be found at http://www.gm.com.

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