McLaren Macomb donates $10,000 to Macomb Food Program, urges others to follow

McLaren Macomb president and CEO Tom Brisse, Macomb Food Program director Linda Azar, Macomb Food Program manager Shannon Mallory, McLaren Macomb vice president of marketing Sharyl Smith, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel

The Macomb Food Program has been addressing local food insecurity for more than 40 years, and the need has never been higher than it has been over the past year. It was with this in mind that McLaren Macomb, the 288-hospital serving all of Macomb County, donated $10,000 to the program to assist the organization with its continuing mission.

Leaders at McLaren Macomb urge everyone with the means to do so to please support the Macomb Food Program.

“The pandemic has caused an unbelievable amount of heartache and anguish within our community, not least of which is the rise of food insecurity,” said Tom Brisse, McLaren Macomb president and CEO. “More and more families have been forced to turn to local food pantries, and our hope for this donation is that it inspires others to donate or in any way support the amazing mission of the Macomb Food Program.”

McLaren Macomb’s donation was born out of a social media awareness campaign in which the hospital promised to make the sizable donation while encouraging others to follow with their own consideration for the organization. The post was seen by more than 15,800 people and shared more than 450 times.

“Thank you for McLaren Macomb's continued support and its generous gift to the Macomb Food Program,” said Shannon Mallory, Macomb Food Program manager. “Through their donation, we are able to continue working towards ending hunger in Macomb County. They have truly made a difference for our program and our community, and we are extremely grateful.”

The mission of the Macomb Food Program, since its founding in 1975, is to provide food to hungry people in Macomb County. The organization distributes food at no cost to over 70 partner pantry and hunger organizations throughout the county. Last year the Macomb Food Program distributed more than 3.3 million pounds of emergency food to our network partners, serving over 220,000 individuals.

To learn more about the Macomb Food Program and to make a donation, visit the organization at

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About McLaren Macomb

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit

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McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 15 hospitals in Michigan and Ohio, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 588,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 90,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at