Michigan Harvest Gathering Kicks Off with MHA’s $30,000 Contribution

MHG Kickoff Check

The 2020 Michigan Harvest Gathering virtually kicked off Oct. 20, when MHA CEO Brian Peters joined community partners and presented the MHA’s $30,000 pledge toward Michigan’s emergency food response.The MHA “donation check” is displayed by Witwer, Knight, Peters, Cynthia Schuette, and Bill Schuette.

"Our mission is to advance the health of individuals and communities, and there's no better way to do that — to live that mission — than by participating in the Michigan Harvest Gathering year after year,” said Peters. “Food insecurity exists in every Senate district and every House district, so we have an opportunity here to make a real difference.”

The Food Bank Council of Michigan is accepting donations through its website, which also features a virtual food bank and allows visitors to pick from a menu of items to donate.

Those who weren’t able to attend the virtual event can view the Facebook Live video on the Food Bank Council of Michigan's page. The 30-minute event also included remarks by Dr. Phil Knight of the Food Bank Council, Rep. Angela Witwer, Former Attorney General Bill Schuette, Cynthia Schuette and Sen. Peter MacGregor.

Those with questions may contact Erin Steward or Lucy Ciaramitaro at the MHA.

Michigan Harvest Gathering Virtual Kickoff is Oct. 20

Michigan harvest gathering

The 2020 Michigan Harvest Gathering will virtually kick off at 10 a.m. ET Oct. 20 through a Facebook Live event on the Food Bank Council of Michigan's page. The 30-minute virtual event will include remarks by MHA CEO Brian Peters; Phillip Knight, PhD, executive director of the Food Bank Council; Rep. Angela Witwer (D-Delta Township); former Attorney General Bill Schuette; and Sen. Peter MacGregor (R-Rockford).

As a partnering organization in this important cause, the MHA encourages donations through the Food Bank Council of Michigan's website. Donors may choose the hospital or state office they represent from a list on the site. This platform also features a virtual food bank, which allows visitors to pick from a menu of items to donate.

A list of 2020 project leaders can be found on the association’s Michigan Harvest Gathering webpage, and there's still time to submit a project leader designation form for those who haven't done so. Those with questions may contact Erin Steward or Lucy Ciaramitaro at the MHA.