Many of us are comparing notes on trips to the grocery store these days. There’s a certain edginess in this: we’re worrying about supply, hoping the groceries remain open. 

For some among us, however, the challenge is more acute. It’s not a matter of convenience. It’s is a matter of needing help. Food is uncertain. The staff High Velocity Sports in Canton, Michigan recognized the need, and then they did something about it.  

Staff at High Velocity waiting to hand out drive-through lunches.

Starting Monday, the staff at High Velocity has been providing free, drive-through lunches to anyone in need. When cars pull up to the front door, sack lunches are delivered to the vehicle. Those who don’t own a car can come into the front door.

“We understand that many children and families depend on meals provided by schools and other resources and want to ensure that everyone around us has access to food during this uncertain time,” said Bryan Finnerty, CEO and Owner of High Velocity Sports, and a former soccer star with the Detroit Rockers. 

Anyone can receive a meal, which consists of a peanut butter and jelly (or just the jelly) sandwich, fruit, chips and fruit juice. “Our staff decided to do the shopping, prep and distribution of lunches/food for families in our community that either couldn’t make it to their school or just needed a little extra help,” said Finnerty, adding, “I am so proud of our staff and can’t thank them enough for thinking of others before themselves.”

In times like these, it is heartening to once again see  the core goodness and generosity of the American people as exemplified by stories like this.