From left, McLaren Macomb Chief of Staff Dr. Beth Wendt, Dr. Patrick McClellan and Dr. Richard Chalmers stand next to the McLaren Macomb Medical Outreach Clinic, a mobile doctor’s office that offers free medical services to Macomb County residents in need.

From left, McLaren Macomb Chief of Staff Dr. Beth Wendt, Dr. Patrick McClellan and Dr. Richard Chalmers stand next to the McLaren Macomb Medical Outreach Clinic, a mobile doctor’s office that offers free medical services to Macomb County residents in need.

Photo provided by McLaren Macomb


McLaren, Macomb Food Program partner to serve residents in need

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published April 23, 2019

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MOUNT CLEMENS — The McLaren Macomb Foundation has partnered with the Macomb Food Program to provide emergency food at no cost to patients receiving care from the McLaren Macomb Medical Outreach Clinic, or MOC.

The effort is designed to help supplement the meals of individuals and families in need of assistance. 

The McLaren Macomb MOC is a mobile doctor’s office staffed by physicians that parks at designated locations throughout Macomb County to provide health care to the uninsured and in need.

“McLaren Macomb has many talented and dedicated physicians who generously donate their time and ability to provide care to the area’s underserved population,” said Louise Rallis Wibbelman, the McLaren Macomb Foundation director. “And they believe in the connection of good nutrition leading to good health, and it’s with that m otivation that we are proud to partner with the Macomb Food Program.”

Through the month of April, underserved patients receiving medical care and treatment at the MOC will also have access to food, which includes fresh fruits and vegetables, through the Macomb Food Program. The program is a division of Macomb County Health and Community Services and its Fresh to You mobile food pantry. The pantry will be parked next to the MOC during designated days and times.

The MOC, which begins seeing patients at 8:30 a.m., and the Fresh to You mobile food pantry will be on-site at St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 92 New St. in Mount Clemens, from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 25, and Tuesday, April 30.  

All food and medical services are provided at no cost.

The Macomb Food Program provides immediate relief to those in need of food, and supplies more than 50 pantries and relief organizations throughout Macomb County.

“Food insecurity and lack of health care are associated with some of the most serious and costly health problems,” said Linda Azar, the division director for Macomb Community Action. “This partnership is a logical one as we continue to provide comprehensive services to our most vulnerable in an effort to improve health outcomes and disparities.”

Macomb County Health and Community Services has previously partnered with the MOC, providing 500 flu vaccinations for its patients.

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