The 10th annual McFarland Clinic Turkey Food Drive kicked off on Thursday, December 4th. McFarland Clinic and the 2014 Turkey rallied together to benefit MICA of Story County. The clinic as a whole donated 5,620 items and an additional cash donation of $1,674.00.
In addition to this, McFarland Clinic had the opportunity to purchase a t-shirt or button as part of our annual Dollars for Denim campaign. Staff that purchased a shirt or button were able to wear denim on Fridays during October, November and December. $4,552.30 was raised from dollars for denim and given to MICA of Story County.
The Turkey Food Drive is a McFarland Clinic Story County tradition. Each year a provider or staff member is voted or self elected to be the Turkey. This year’s turkey was Bradley Nau, MD, a Pediatrician.
Clinical and non-clinical departments were challenged this year to see who would have the highest percentage increase from their 2013 totals of food items donated. Dr. Nau and his volunteers stopped at every department and collected items to take to MICA.
“You could really tell the departments were excited about the food drive. It was a fun day for everyone involved and resulted in an enormous donation to MICA. The clinic really rallied together to support those in need,” said Marcia Kent, PR Coordinator at McFarland Clinic.
The McFarland Clinic Turkey Food Drive is held every December.
Watch the video of the 2014 Turkey Food Drive: