Franciscan Health Michigan City asks community to walk with us when donating food

Franciscan Health Michigan City asks community to walk with us when donating food
By: Franciscan Health Last Updated: April 13, 2020

Through our shared battle to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the staff at Franciscan Health Michigan City has been strengthened by the support of the community, according to Dean Mazzoni, president and CEO. That support has included donations of personal protective equipment and generous helpings of food from local restaurants. “We will be forever thankful for the love and support of our local residents, businesses and programs.” said Mazzoni.

“However, in the spirit of Continuing Christ’s Ministry in our Franciscan Tradition, our selfless nurses, physicians and staff have asked that future donations of food be shared with our neighbors who may require our help during this trying time,” he added.

According to Sister Petra Nielsen, vice president of Mission Integration, “Food can be a lifeline for someone suddenly out of work, or who is especially vulnerable to exposure to this virus. We encourage our neighbors to walk with us in our mission of caring for the community.  This kind of food assistance for the community strengthens our efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus and, in turn, benefits our frontline healthcare workers.”

We encourage you to support the many organizations that are working to meet the increasing needs of our community. Here is a list of some of those organizations and their representatives: