Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive: A message from Tony Denton, chief operating officer

November 25, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

Dear Michigan Medicine Team,

Every day, you do something “amazing,” which is part of our legacy. It is not just the care, service, teaching and discovery you carry out in our clinics, hospitals, classrooms or laboratories. You also do amazing work for the community that makes us all just a little bit better, with simple acts of kindness. …

Recently, our organization once again participated in the annual Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive, sponsored by the Michigan Health and Hospital Association.

Our collective efforts across Michigan Medicine raised nearly $1,700 and collected donations of 3,588 pounds of non-perishable food items for the hungry and homeless across so many communities. For every dollar raised, five meals will be provided — that’s nearly 8,500 meals that wouldn’t have been on someone’s table before you got involved. The non-perishable items will provide an additional 2,990 meals. Together, we have provided a total of nearly 11,500 meals through this drive.

Your generosity to address food insecurity is greatly appreciated, and these donations will be delivered to those in need by Food Gatherers, the food bank which coordinates efforts to provide nutrition to Washtenaw County citizens in need.

Thank you for your tradition of support of Michigan Harvest Gathering and for making a real difference. 

With appreciation and thanks for giving— Go Blue!