Vicksburg Girl Scouts hosting food drive for families impacted by IAC layoffs in Mendon


VICKSBURG, Mich. - A Vicksburg Girl Scout troop is trying to ease the burden for families impacted by recent layoffs at an auto supplier plant in Mendon.

International Automotive Components (IAC) cut 83 jobs because a General Motors' program is being phased out. IAC eliminated 64 hourly jobs from the same plant in June.

December: International Automotive Components cuts 83 workers at Mendon plant

June: Automotive parts maker IAC plans to cut 64 hourly jobs at its Mendon, Michigan plant

Many of the workers Newschannel 3 spoke with said the timing could not be worse with the holidays right around the corner.

So Troop 80310 of the Vicksburg Girl Scouts wants to help out those families with a food drive.

The scouts will be going door to door in the Centennial Neighborhood to collect food Wednesday, December 5. Then they will be in the Greenfield Pointe Neighborhood on Thursday, December 13.

For those who won't be home, you can leave your donations in a marked box or bag at your front door. You can also drop off food donations for the Girl Scouts through Friday, December 14 at the community center in Centennial Neighborhood.

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