Isabella Wind supports local food banks, health workers in COVID-19 response

MT. PLEASANT, MI – April 29, 2020 – Isabella Wind and Apex Clean Energy are working with local non-profits, restaurants, and hospitals in Isabella County to support members of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working with Max & Emily's Bakery Café in Mt. Pleasant, Isabella Wind provided meals to nearly 200 staff at McLaren Central Michigan Hospital and MidMichigan Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant over the weekend.

“McLaren Central Michigan is incredibly grateful to Isabella Wind and Max & Emily’s for feeding our staff during this unprecedented time,” said Rachel Blizzard, Director of Marketing and Fund Development for McLaren Central Michigan. “We truly appreciate the food, but even more, we appreciate knowing organizations such as Isabella Wind support us and have our backs - thank you!”

Isabella Wind has also made donations to local food pantries to help support Isabella County families who are struggling financially due to the coronavirus and related shutdowns. Organizations receiving support include the Community Compassion Network Food Bank in Mt. Pleasant, the REAP Food Pantry in Rosebush, and The Care Store.

“Thank you to Isabella Wind and Apex Clean Energy for supporting The Care Store and our mission to provide essential personal and household items to people in need, “said Kim McBryde, Executive Director of The Care Store. “We are so thankful for the care and kindness shown by the local business community during this difficult time.”

“Whether it is showing our appreciation for the health care workers serving as the first line of defense for the community, or making sure our friends and neighbors can put food on the table –  we want to do our part as proud members of the community to support those in need,” said Albert Jongewaard, Development Manager for Isabella Wind.

Max & Emily’s is serving customers from 10:30am – 2:00pm for both pickup and delivery. You can find more information online at their website.

The Rosebush Ecumenical Assistance Program provides meals twice a month to clients and is open every Thursday from 9:00 – 11:00am at 4079 E. Vernon Rd. in Rosebush. For more information contact the food bank at (989) 433-2957.

The Community Compassion Network Food Bank will be open next on Wednesday May 6th from 2:00pm – 6:00pm and Saturday May 9th from 9:00am – 12:00pm at 1114 W High Street in Mount Pleasant. More information can be found at

The Care Store provides personal care and household items free of charge to people who need them in Central Michigan. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are encouraged to avoid long wait times. More information at

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