SAGINAW, MI – Craving tacos? Then you’re in luck if you’re a Saginaw County resident that still needs to fill out the 2020 Census.
A group of organizations is offering tacos, nachos, masks, hand sanitizers and free food boxes on first-come, first-served basis Wednesday, Aug. 26 to residents who complete 2020 Census forms. The free tacos and nachos will be served from the Saginaw based TNT Mexican food truck.
Approximately 250 to 300 families will also receive free food courtesy of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The boxes contain are fresh vegetables, fruit, dairy, meat, bread, dried fruit, canned goods and pasta. Residents who complete the census will also receive free masks and bottles of hand sanitizer, courtesy of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services through federal CARES Act funding.
The event is a part of an effort to encourage and assist local residents to complete the 2020 Census as a part of the “Census on the Go” awareness program. The event will be held at the Saginaw County Community Action Center at 2824 Perkins St. and local volunteers and government workers will be available to assist citizens in filling out the Census forms online.
The giveaway will start at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and will last until supplies run out.
The food distribution is a “drive-through-only style” event and visitors are asked to have their vehicle trunk open upon arrival. Participants are also asked to wear an appropriate face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Sponsors of the Saginaw 2020 Census event include Saginaw “Unity in the Community” Neighborhood Association; United Way of Saginaw County; Saginaw Community Foundation; the City of Saginaw; Saginaw County government; The Michigan Banner, and Word Up Community Magazine.
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