Last call for Spring Food Drive donations
It’s down to the final few days to give in person or online to help support the health of the community through the current Michigan Medicine drive for Food Gatherers.
Since March 26, the drive has brought in enough food and financial donations to help provide 21,000 meals to neighbors in need, plus several hundred pounds of toiletries. Added to the totals from the four previous pandemic-era drives, it adds up to more than 300,000 meals.
The drop-off location at Dock 90 of the North Campus Research Complex will be open today through Sunday evening, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Volunteers are available to help unload during midday hours on Saturday and Sunday.
Learn more about the drive at http://michmed.org/springfood, see the list of what items are most needed at https://michmed.org/mostneeded, or give online at www.foodgatherers.org/um so Food Gatherers can purchase food at wholesale prices.
“Food insecurity can affect the physical and mental health of children and adults, and is one of the key factors known as social determinants of health,” said Tony Denton, senior vice president and chief operating officer for U-M Health. “This drive is part of our ongoing commitment to meaningful presence, connecting with our communities to maintain and improve health. Addressing this inequity is very important to our Michigan Medicine values of caring and inclusion. Once again, we invite the entire U-M and local community to be all in.”