Jones handing out new state quarters

Sen. Rick Jones

Sen. Rick Jones

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Rick Jones has announced that he will be joining Lansing business and community leaders on Saturday at 10 a.m. for the kickoff of Liberty Coin Service’s “Cans for Quarters Food-raiser” benefitting the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

“No child should go to bed hungry, and struggling area families should never have to choose between paying the bills and feeding their children,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. “The demand on our food banks is especially great during the winter. This food-raiser is about helping encourage local residents to come out and support the Greater Lansing Food Bank while also celebrating one of our state’s greatest natural treasures.”

In recognition of the debut of the U.S. Mint’s 2018 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter, Lansing coin dealer Liberty Coin Service will give them away to people who bring to the store nonperishable food or cash donations for the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

The food-raiser event brings on Saturday, Feb. 10 and will continue through March 31, 2018.

Residents can make their donations at the Liberty Coin Service store at 400 Frandor Ave. in Lansing. Donors will receive one quarter for each of the first four items they donate and a 40-coin roll of Pictured Rocks quarters for cash donations of $25 or more.

At the event, Jones will be joining Todd Powell, food resources manager for the Greater Lansing Food Bank and Sen. Steve Bieda, D-Warren, Michigan’s only designer of a U.S. coin.