Staff and students from Ross Medical Education Center in Davison, Michigan volunteered Saturday, August 19 at the North End Soup Kitchen. This is the second time the campus has had the opportunity to prepare and serve a meal at the soup kitchen. The North End Soup Kitchen serves the less fortunate in the Flint, Michigan area two meals a day on Monday through Saturday and one meal on Sunday. The Davison campus has partnered with the North End Soup Kitchen to be the kitchen and dining room volunteers twice so far and plans to do so again later this year.
On Saturday evening, approximately 30 clients came to the North End Soup Kitchen for the meal, and approximately half of those had a second helping. This means that about 45 meals were served. The meal consisted of fried catfish with hot sauce, macaroni and cheese, corn bread, vegetable medley, garden salad and fruit salad, along with donut holes. Coffee and juice were served. The volunteers were offered dinner prior to the service. The macaroni and cheese along with the catfish were the favorites of the evening.
Prior to the meal, the staff and student volunteers helped the kitchen by sorting bread donations as well as doing some inventory control in the walk-in cooler. Julie, the kitchen manager, was very appreciative of this added help. She shared with the Ross team that it was a job that needed to be done and just didn’t get finished earlier. Students and staff from Ross Medical Education Center wore casual attire along with a ball cap to satisfy health code requirements. The students and staff had a good time giving back to the less fortunate.
“Knowing what some of our students went through to be there and give back makes me very proud,” Campus Director Frank Skinner said about the event. “I was asked by several of them if they could participate the next time we do this. Ross has very generous staff and students and I am glad I can work with them.”