2019 Michigan Harvest Gathering Funds 2.2 Million Meals
Posted on November 14, 2019
Michigan Harvest Gathering founder Bill Schuette announced at the Nov. 11 celebratory closing luncheon that, to date, the 2019 campaign has raised $305,000 and 400,000 pounds of food to address food insecurity in Michigan. Food banks from across the state will be able to provide 2.2 million meals to those in need from these donations.
Hosted at the Lansing Country Club, the event included the presentation of the Food Bank Council of Michigan’s Schuette Hunger-Free, Hunger-Free and Beacon of Light awards that honor organizations and individuals for their significant contributions to end hunger. The Farm Bureau Family of Companies Agent Charitable Fund received the first-ever Schuette Hunger-Free Michigan Award and state Rep. Angela Witwer (D-Delta Twp.) was recognized with the Hunger-Free Michigan award.
Representing the MHA was Erin Steward, vice president, field engagement, who shared the campaign totals for the 2019 internal MHA campaign and the important connection between food security and the health and wellness of Michigan’s communities. Over the last five years, MHA staff have contributed more than $56,000 to the campaign.
Hospitals that have not yet reported the results of their food and fundraising drives are encouraged to send their totals via the MHA website or by contacting Erin Steward at the MHA. A list of participating MHA members and their campaign results will be announced in mid-December.
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