Street Beat: Hunger And Homelessness

This week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani talks to various organizations about programs that aid the hungry.

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James McQueen and John Lyman from Lighthouse of Oakland County with Street Beat host, Lisa Germani (credit: Charlie Peña/CW50)

First, Lighthouse of Oakland County Food Pantry Manager, James McQueen and John Lyman, Waterford Regional Fire Chief and this year’s Grand Marshal; discuss the programs at Lighthouse and their upcoming Hunger Walk.

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Sara Gold from the United Way of Southeastern Michigan and Street Beat host Lisa Germani. (credit: Charlie Peña/CW50)

Then, Sara Gold, the Director of the United Way of Southeastern Michigan’s Healthy Kids Initiative, explains the Meet Up and Eat Up program designed to help low income children during the summer months to have access to food.

Then, Hand Up Detroit is a unique collaboration among Detroit homeless and housing service agencies.

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Abby Adair & Rick Schmidt from the South Oakland Shelter and Street Beat host Lisa Germani. (credit: Charlie Peña/CW50)

Hand Up Detroit Coordinator, Abby Adair, and former SOS shelter client, Rick Schmidt, explain the program.

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Neal Rubin, co-chair of Bookstock, and Street Beat host Lisa Germani.
(credit: Charlie Peña/CW50)

Finally, Neal Rubin, the Honorary Chair of Bookstock, talks about the annual fundraising event and the programs it supports.

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