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Michigan Harvest Gathering Food Drive at Botsford Hospital Benefits Gleaner's Community Food Bank

Farmington Hills, Mich. (October 25, 2010)---Botsford Hospital and its employees, medical staff and volunteers contributed 574 pounds of food to support Gleaner’s Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.  
 
Botsford Hospital’s efforts are part of the 20th year of the Michigan Harvest Gathering. The hospital joined forces with the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA), marking the 13th year that the MHA and its member hospitals have served as primary sponsor of the campaign. 
 
Amy Bowes, Botsford Hospital’s Employee Services Coordinator and leader for the food drive, says, “In these tough economic times, the Michigan Harvest Gathering gave us a chance to help our friends, neighbors and others in our community who are in need. Contributions made are important in helping tackle hunger year-round.” 
 
Bowes continues, “A big thank you to everyone who donated items. We also want to recognize Gleaner’s for all the hard work they do in picking up and distributing the donations.” 
 
Gleaner’s has ongoing food drives throughout the year and is always looking for donations. Donations provide three meals for every dollar donated. Ninety-five cents of every dollar supports their food program, and five cents goes to overhead. Go to www.gcfh.org to take action against hunger.

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide high-quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment for southeastern Michigan residents and beyond. As one of Beaumont Health's eight hospitals, Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330-bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center, a comprehensive care cancer center and an extensive medical education program---part of Michigan State University's Statewide Campus System. Annually, Botsford cares for about 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of approximately 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and 600 physicians.

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