MHA Makes Lead Gift to Michigan Harvest Gathering
Posted on October 04, 2019
On behalf of the MHA and its member hospitals, MHA CEO Brian Peters presented a $30,000 contribution to the Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) Oct. 2 as part of the MHG campaign kickoff media conference at Hunter Park GardenHouse, Lansing.
Entering its 29th year, the MHG is a statewide effort to collect food and funds for the Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM) and its member food banks across Michigan. The campaign was originally started by former Michigan Attorney General Bill Schutte and his wife, Cynthia, in 1991. During the campaign’s 28 years, over 81 million meals have been raised to help those in need. The MHA’s gift represents the first of many contributions from the healthcare community during the two-month 2019 campaign.
Other Michigan Harvest Gathering partners in attendance included:
- Former Attorney General Bill Schuette
- Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson
- Phillip Knight, PhD, executive director, Food Bank Council of Michigan
Peters shared that the MHA’s 22 years of involvement with the MHG is directly related to the MHA’s mission to advance the health of individuals and communities. Having contributed nearly $3 million and over 3 million pounds of food to the MHG during that time, the MHA and its member hospitals are improving the health of individuals and their communities, both in and out of the traditional hospital setting.
MHA members are encouraged to conduct food and/or fund drives in their facilities during any two-week period before the campaign ends Nov. 8. Designation of a project team leader will greatly assist with communication among hospitals, the MHA and the FBCM. For more information on how to participate, contact Erin Steward at the MHA. Together, Michigan’s healthcare community can make great strides in the fight to end hunger.
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