From a Press Release……
18th Annual Michigan Harvest Gathering Campaign To Launch at Michigan Capitol
WHAT: The Food Bank Council of Michigan will kick-off its annual Michigan Harvest Gathering campaign on the Capitol steps on Thursday. The 2008 Michigan Harvest Gathering will run through November 12.
WHEN: Thursday Sept. 18, 2008 – 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Front Steps of Capitol
WHO: Judge Bill Schuette, Court of Appeals, Michigan Harvest Gathering Founder
Brian Peters, Senior Corporate Vice President Michigan Health and Hospital Association
Gordon Wenk, Deputy Director Michigan Department of Agriculture
Erica Karfonta, Manager, Gleaners Community Food Bank of Livingston County; Personal Testimony as someone who has utilized the generosities of a food pantry
State Representative John Moolenaar- Midland
Jane Marshall, Executive Director
Food Bank Council of Michigan
WHY: To raise food and funds to support the nine regional food banks in Michigan. Regional food banks provide food for agencies such as food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in all of Michigan’s 83 counties. This year’s goal is to raise $430,000 and 300,000 pounds of food.