Employees at General Motors' Flint Manufacturing Operations announced they raised more than $24,000 to support the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

A check was presented to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan by representatives from Flint Assembly, the Flint Metal Center and Flint Engine Operations during a ceremony on Wednesday.

Larry Zahner, GM Manufacturing Manager, said "the Food Bank is an important part of this community and one that our UAW-GM team holds very dearly. Whether it's raising money to support the Food Bank's backpack program so school children have food to eat on the weekends or raising funds so the Food Bank can keep its pantry well stocked, UAW members and GM employees give freely of their time and money."

The Food Bank fundraiser was spearheaded by the GM Professional Managers Network at the three plants and supported by UAW Locals 598, 599 and 659.