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LAURIUM, Mich. – Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Clinics is partnering with the Michigan Harvest Gathering for another year, collecting non-perishable food items at all eight Aspirus locations in Laurium, Calumet, Houghton and Lake Linden. Aspirus employees, patients, and the community are invited to join in the effort to help provide food for local families in need.
The harvest gathering is an annual statewide campaign that raises food and funds for Michigan’s emergency food response. Aspirus is one of many local collection sites accepting donations through Friday, November 24. In addition to non-perishable food items, monetary donations are also welcome. All proceeds benefit the CLK Food Pantry.
“Partnering with the Michigan Harvest Gathering is something we’ve been doing for a number of years and it’s one of many great ways we come together to help give back to the community,” said Jenn Jenich-Laplander, marketing logistics coordinator with Aspirus. “This is especially important during the holidays. It makes a big difference in the lives of local families in need.”
Anyone interested in contributing to the harvest gathering is welcome to drop their donations off at any of Aspirus’ convenient locations:
Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Laurium Aspirus Laurium Clinic, Laurium Aspirus Laurium Wellness, Laurium Aspirus Outpatient Therapies and Fitness Center, Laurium Aspirus at Home, Calumet
Aspirus Lake Linden Clinic, Lake Linden Aspirus Houghton Clinic, Houghton Aspirus Eye Clinic, Houghton
All non-perishable food items are needed. Outdated items are not accepted. For monetary donations, checks can be made payable to the CLK Food Pantry. Every dollar donated helps provide five meals.
Aspirus is a longtime supporter of the Michigan Harvest Gathering. Over the past two years, Aspirus has collected and donated more than 1,900 pounds to the CLK Food Pantry.
The harvest gathering is sponsored by the Michigan Health and Hospital Association. Since its inception in 1991, over 54 million meals have been provided to help families in need.