Why our Million Meals Mission is so important

May 5, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

In the fall of 2022, Michigan Medicine announced its million meal mission – an ambitious goal to raise the equivalent of 1 million meals for Washtenaw County citizens, in collaboration with Food Gatherers, our local food bank and food rescue program which facilitates distribution to provide hunger relief.

Since then, our Michigan Medicine team members have risen to the occasion. As of today, faculty and staff have contributed the equivalent of nearly 390,000 meals, almost 40% percent of the way toward our target.

Why is fighting food insecurity so important in Washtenaw County? And how will your contributions directly help those who need some support? Find out on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast, featuring Director of Community Health Services Alfreda Rooks and Food Gatherers’ Markell Miller.

Check it out via the YouTube video above or media player below. And consider giving to the Million Meals Mission by clicking here!

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