Hospital collects food


MidMichigan Health has joined nearly 80 members of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) who are participating in the 2012 Michigan Harvest Gathering from now through Friday , Oct. 12.

The Michigan Harvest Gathering is a one-of-a-kind emergency food program to provide food for Michigan families in need. It was established in 1991 to benefit the Food Bank Council of Michigan , its member food banks and more than 3 , 000 community agencies including soup kitchens , shelters and food pantries.

Donation boxes are available at entrances throughout MidMichigan Health at Medical Center campuses and Home Care in Alma , Clare , Gladwin and Midland . Suggested items for donation include commercially canned fruits , vegetables , and soup; canned meals such as beef stew , ravioli and spaghetti; tuna and canned meats; peanut butter , baby food and infant formula; unopened dry foods , including cereal , dry beans , lentils , boxed mixes; personal hygiene and paper products and disposable diapers. Monetary donations are also welcome.

Those interested in making a cash donation may make checks payable to the “Michigan Harvest Gathering” and mail to Leeza Bacon , MidMichigan Health , 4000 Wellness Dr. , Midland , MI 48670. Those who would like more information may contact Bacon at (989) 839-3294.