This week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani examines the issues facing the hungry and homeless in metro Detroit.

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Melissa Smiley, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and Lisa Germani (credit: Jordan Brown/CW50)

First Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is working to combat hunger and promote a healthy lifestyle with their Healthy Food Connect Initiative. Melissa Smiley, the Special Assistant and Strategy Officer for the Foundation, explains.

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John Owens and Darryl Anderson with Forgotten Harvest (credit: Jordan Brown/CW50)

Then, John Owens, Director of Communications, and Darryl Anderson, the Agency Relations Manager for Forgotten Harvest, tell us how Forgotten Harvest is rescuing food and feeding the hungry.

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South Oakland Shelter President and CEO Ryan Hertz (credit: Jordan Brown/CW50)

Then, South Oakland Shelter takes care of those without a safe place to sleep and works to end the homelessness of individuals and families. President and CEO Ryan Hertz shares the details.

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Mariners Inn CEO David Sampson (credit: Jordan Brown/CW50)

Finally, Mariners Inn CEO David Sampson explains their fight to end homelessness is in the city of Detroit.

 

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