Contact: John Cwikla
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2018
Macomb County ensures no waste at holiday party by donating leftover treats
Mobile Food Pantry makes delivery to the Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team
Executive Mark A. Hackel recently joined with leaders from Macomb Community Action and the Macomb Food Program to donate leftover treats from a Macomb County employee holiday gathering to the Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (MCREST). Homemade cookies, brownies and candies were picked up from the Macomb County Administration Building by the Fresh to You Mobile Food Pantry, a vehicle that normally provides fresh food access to low income seniors and families in the community. The desserts were then taken to MCREST where they were given to homeless individuals and families that are sheltered through the program. This action ensured no waste at the employee gathering and allowed more than 100 individuals to receive a holiday treat.
Photo: (from left to right) Shannon Mallory, program manager, Macomb Food Program; Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel; Ann Wagner, site supervisor, Macomb Community Action; and Sheriff Anthony Wickersham load cookies into the Mobile Food Pantry.
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About MCREST: MCREST provides year round safe emergency shelter for homeless individuals and families for up to 90 days in congregations across Macomb County. The congregations provide meals, shower facilities, transportation and, when able, laundry services for guests. During a guests' stay, case managers work with each individual and family to develop and implement a personalized housing plan that concentrates on overcoming barriers to self-reliance such as lack of income, poor money management, mental health issues, substance abuse and a broken personal support system.
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