Contact: Roneeka Pleasant-Brown
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2019
AT&T supports the McLaren Macomb MOC-Macomb Food Program partnership
AT&T has provided financial support to the recent partnership formed between McLaren Macomb’s Medical Outreach Clinic (MOC) and the Macomb Food Program. Launched in the spring, the partnership provides patients seeking treatment at the MOC—a doctor’s office on wheels—the opportunity to also collect fresh food, including fruits and vegetables, from the Macomb Food Program.
All services are provided free of charge, and the support from AT&T will aid in the partnership’s ability to continue its assistance at no cost.
Representatives from AT&T will join representatives from McLaren Macomb, Macomb Food Program and Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel to accept the $2,000 gift on Sept. 5 at St. Peter’s Parish Hall (92 New Street) in Mount Clemens.
“The purpose for the Medical Outreach Clinic is to provide care for those who don’t readily have access to it otherwise,” said Dr. Richard Chalmers, a family physician and medical director of the MOC. “But more so, our aim is to increase the overall health of those in our community, and that cannot be achieved without proper nutrition. This has been a great partnership with the Macomb Food Program and, with the support of AT&T, one we’re thrilled to be able to continue.”
Through this partnership, the underserved patients receiving medical care and treatment will have access to food – which includes fresh fruits and vegetables – through the Macomb Food Program, a division of Macomb County Health and Community Services, and its Fresh to You Mobile Food Pantry, which is parked next to the MOC.
The Macomb Food Program provides immediate relief to those in need of food, supplying more than 60 pantries and hunger relief organizations throughout Macomb County.
The MOC and Fresh to You Mobile Food Pantry will be on-site at the following locations, days and times:
- St. Peter’s Parish Hall (92 New St. in Mount Clemens) – 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays (except the third Thursday of the month)
- Grace Episcopal Church (115 South Main St. in Mount Clemens) – 10 a.m. to noon 3rd Tuesday of the month
To learn more about the MOC or to make an appointment, call (586) 493-3642. To learn more about the Macomb Food Program, its services and network of pantries, visit mca.macombgov.org/MCA-ES-Food.
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 10, Clinton Township, MI 48036
General Media Inquires - please contact John Cwikla at 586-463-3523