Michigan Harvest Gathering

Michigan Harvest Gathering LogoMichigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) is a one-of-a-kind emergency food program benefiting hungry Michigan families through the Food Bank Council of Michigan’s member food banks and more than 3,000 community agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. Through donations to this food and fundraising campaign, Michigan’s private businesses, foundations and nonprofit agencies have provided millions of emergency meals; every dollar donated helps provide five meals. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major hardship. Since mid-March, food distribution has doubled, averaging 4.5 million pounds of food per week. And now, heading into the fall and winter, the FBCM is expecting a 15% increase – that equates to approximately 667,000 pounds of more food per week. This year’s campaign is fully virtualmore details about how hospitals can generate online donations can be found in the 2020 handbook or at https://mhg.fbcmich.org/.

Important Dates

  • Oct. 8, 2020 – Virtual Project Leader Training
  • Oct. 20, 2020 – Virtual Lansing Michigan Harvest Gathering Campaign Kickoff
  • Nov. 16, 2020 – Virtual Volunteer Luncheon 

2020 Project Leaders

Project Leader
Organization
Lindsay Peters
Eaton Rapids Medical Center
Laura Janks
Harbor Beach Community Hospital
Cassie Fossitt
Helen Newberry Joy Hospital
Rachel Lott
Hillsdale Hospital
Kathy Dropeski
Hills & Dales General Hospital
Shannon Doran
Mackinac Straits Health System
Laura Love
McLaren Bay Region
Kit Werner
Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
Anita Fudge
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Diane Shields
MidMichigan Health
Lisa Gramlich
ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital
Kelli Braun
Scheurer Health
Shelly Weaver
Sparrow Carson Hospital
Jan Bannhard
Sparrow Eaton Hospital
Lynn MacKenzie
Sparrow Ionia Hospital
Lisa Jahr
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial
Krystle Gerzetich
War Memorial Hospital
Sarah Knochel
Covenant HealthCare
Terry Johnson
Coverys
Frank Nagle
ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital
Sarah Giles
Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital
Robin Double
Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital
Tanya Janes
McLaren Northern Michigan

Member Success Stories

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital Collection CampaignMany Hands Make Light Work for Michigan Harvest Gathering
Helen Newberry Joy Hospital

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital revamped its Michigan Harvest Gathering collection campaign in 2017, involving the entire community while reducing the demand on hospital staff.

 

ProMedica Monroe Harvest Gathering Collection Fulfilling the Mission of Michigan Hospitals Through Michigan Harvest Gathering

ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital revamped its Michigan Harvest Gathering collection campaign in 2017, including an ask for personal care items to further improve community wellness. 

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