UAW GM Strike strikers

United Auto Workers strike on a bridge above U.S. 31 in Spring Hill.

The Well Outreach will be holding a mobile food pantry this Friday to help those affected by the ongoing United Auto Workers (UAW) strike, including both employees of General Motors as well as those who have been laid off from a related auto parts manufacturer, such as MAGNA or Faurecia.

The mobile food pantry will be held from 9 - 11 a.m. Friday in the Lowe’s parking lot, located at 2000 Belshire Way in Spring Hill. Those who could use the support from the Well Outreach are asked to bring a work ID from either General Motors or another affected company, as well as a personal ID.

While the Well Outreach’s mobile food drives haul thousands of pounds worth of food, supplies are still limited. The drive will be able to support the first 225 families Friday with a grocery cart full of food.

Volunteers are also still needed for the drive, with those interested in helping encouraged to register online, which can be done by clicking here. Volunteers are asked to arrive at Lowe’s Friday at 8 a.m.

Beginning as a local food pantry in a church in 2006, the Well Outreach turned into its own entity in 2009. Continuing to grow by the day, the nonprofit gave over 190,000 pounds of food last year through both its organized food drives and individual donations.