The 9th annual McFarland Clinic Turkey Food Drive kicked off on Friday, December 6th. McFarland Clinic and the 2013 Turkey rallied together to benefit MICA of Story County. The clinic as a whole donated 6,488 items and an additional cash donation of $1,849.31.
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. $5,821 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 Chris Johnson, MD, a Pathologist.
Clinical and non-clinical departments were challenged this year to see who would have the highest percentage increase from their 2012 totals of food items donated. Dr. Johnson 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.
“This fall has been tough; we have been really low on items while seeing a steady increase in the number of families that need our services,” says Family Development Worker Michelle Boster. “We really appreciate McFarland Clinic helping us stock up for the holidays.”
The McFarland Clinic Turkey Food Drive is held every December. For more information please contact, Marcia Kent at (515) 239-4705.