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Hope Clinic to add weeknight meals as it feeds the hungry of Washtenaw County

Organization to serve additional hot meals to hungry of Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Hope Clinic has announced that it will start serving additional hot meals to those in need during the week.

Meals will be served now at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, as well as at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

In a statement released by Hope Clinic, the fully prepared hot meals were introduced in early October so as to address a gap in community services. The additional meals will run through mid-January of 2020 as Hope Clinic reassess community needs.

“We are excited to be doubling the number of meals served at Hope,” said executive director Douglas Campbell in the recent announcement.

“Since beginning weekday meal service on October 7th, we have had around 40-45 people per meal on Monday and Thursday, while we continue to average 55-60 people on the weekend.”

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A community organization, Hope Clinic feeds those who are food-insecure within Washtenaw County. Its meals program is run by volunteers and a recent expansion will allow it to offer more services to those in need.

The clinic also offers other kinds of assistance including basic infant care, free medical and dental care, social work assistance, a food pantry, as well as laundry care.

Groups interested in volunteering with the program can contact Hope food programs and communications manager Emmeline Weinert at eweinert@thehopeclinic.org or 734-484-2989.

Hope Clinic is at 518 Harriet Street, Ypsilanti.

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Sarah has worked for WDIV since June 2018. She covers community events, good eats and small businesses in Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from Grand Valley State University.