Kalamazoo Medical Marijuana Facility Donates 5 Tons of Food to Local Pantry
MedJoint counts this as latest accomplishment among many for progressive community leader
KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN, November 3, 2012: The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Kalamazoo will receive another donation of non-perishable foodstuffs on Monday, provided by the staff and patients from MedJoint, a medical marihuana research facility and information center. This is nothing new- the MedJoint has been making regular donations for months- but their gift on Monday will bring the total donated to a staggering 10,000 lbs. of food. This would be a huge accomplishment for any business (and it is for the MedJoint, too) but this is just another feather in the cap for the marijuana community’s leader in public relations.
It was Terry Ferguson, Jr., a MedJoint director, that made the contact with Loaves and Fishes that led to the donation of 5 tons of food. Imagine the families that patronize the Pantry, the hungry mouths of children who are able to fill their bellies from the generosity of the sick and injured. “They’ll never know that the food came from us,” says MedJoint leader Kevin Spitler, “and that’s fine.” The donations are usually made without fanfare or attention, but benchmark achievements are worthy of note.
MedJoint has had an incredible year of philanthropy. Spitler was placed in mock jail and raised funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon- he raised more funds than any other business in the area and was featured on the annual television broadcast being interviewed by local MDA officials. MedJoint has sponsored or participated in nearly every major gathering or event held bythe medical marijuana community in Michigan this year, and leaders Spitler and Trena Martin are regularly featured on radio shows and in activities across the state.
MedJoint is pioneering the use of marijuana without the ‘high’ effect in Michigan. “We give back to the people that make us successful,” says Martin. That give back includes free or low-cost distribution of non-intoxicating oils and topical treatments, allowing licensed patients to sample raw cannabis juice, and spreading the word about atypical uses for the marijuana plant.
The donation, scheduled for 2pm on Monday Nov. 5, comes one day before voters will consider whether to allow up to three medical marijuana dispensaries within the Kalamazoo city limits.
Press Contact: Kevin Spitler, MedJoint 269 348-5530