Cleveland Clinic Teams up with Meijer, Morrison Healthcare Deliver Thanksgiving Meals to Residents in the Local Community

Served 2,000 meals in the Fairfax and Hough neighborhoods

Thanksgiving came a few days early for some Cleveland-area families. On Sat., Nov. 21, Cleveland Clinic, Meijer, Morrison Healthcare and community leaders in the Fairfax and Hough neighborhoods came together to donate Thanksgiving meals to 2,000 residents. Each household also received an assortment of household and non-perishable items from Meijer.

More than 50 Cleveland Clinic caregivers and community members volunteered to help assemble and distribute meals and items to the community.

“We are proud to collaborate with neighborhood leaders, Meijer and Morrison to donate food to the community,” said Vickie Johnson, Cleveland Clinic, Sr. Director, Government and Community Relations. “By engaging with these like-minded partners we can make a difference in creating the healthiest community for everyone.”

Meijer, who donated thousands of items early in the pandemic, continued to support the community for Thanksgiving. (Courtesy: Lynn Johnson / Cleveland Clinic)

A total of 2,000 residents received hot meals, which included

  • Turkey
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Green beans
  • Dinner roll
  • Apple Pie

2,000 residents living in the Fairfax and Hough neighborhoods received Thanksgiving meals. (Courtesy: Cleveland Clinic)

Each household received a donation from Meijer that included two units of each:

  • Hand sanitizer, masks, hand soap, paper towels

Non-perishable items such as gravy, yams, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese, and stuffing.