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Oct 30, 2020

IMA Urgent Care Centers and Primary Care Offices Hosting Annual Local Food Drive

Chapel Hill Family Medicine with their Thanksgiving donations

IMA Urgent Care Centers and Primary Care Offices will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit  Middletown Helps Its Own. Collections will take place at both IMA Urgent Care Centers in Shrewsbury and Port Monmouth and primary care offices located in Middletown, Shrewsbury, Hazlet and Red Bank. Each IMA Urgent Care and Primary Care location will have a collection station set up for the community, patients and employees to drop off non-perishable food for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Since 1964, Middletown Helps Its Own  (MHIO) has been providing assistance to Middletown area families. MHIO is 100 percent volunteer-driven and is supported solely on donations.

“This year, during the coronavirus crisis, we are seeing a greater need for food. Providing a Thanksgiving meal is one way for our offices to support food insecurity in the area,” stated IMA President Dr. Roger Thompson.

Thanksgiving food collections at Middletown Helps Its Own

The staff of IMA Urgent Care – Middletown showing off Thanksgiving donations.

Food collections will take place from Monday, Nov. 2 through Thursday, Nov. 19. Food donations can be dropped off at any IMA Urgent Care Centers which are open daily or at the IMA Primary Care Offices. The best donations are canned gravy, stuffing, canned cranberry, boxed cake mixes, icing, boxed muffin or biscuit mix, canned vegetables, mashed potato mixes, boxed rice, canned fruit, and macaroni and cheese.

All food donations can be dropped off at these area IMA Urgent Care and Primary Care locations. All offices require visitors wear a mask when entering to drop off.

  • Shrewsbury- 30 Shrewsbury Plaza, Marshalls Plaza, Shrewsbury, 732-542-0002
  • Middletown- 363 Route 36, Port Monmouth, 732-471-0800
  • Hazlet- 3253 Route 35, Hazlet, 732-888-7646
  • Chapel Hill Family Medicine- 100 Village Ct., Suite 302, Hazlet, 732-758-0048
  • Family Practice of Middletown- 18 Leonardville Rd., Middletown, 732-671-0860
  • Red Bank Family Medicine- 231 Maple Ave., Red Bank, 732-842-0730
  • Red Bank Medical- 175 Patterson Ave., Shrewsbury, 732-747-4600
  • Shrewsbury Family Medicine- 655 Shrewsbury Ave., Suite 206, Shrewsbury, 732-559-5500

Middletown Helps Its Own volunteers getting ready to organize Thanksgiving food boxes

Red Bank Family Medicine staff with Thanksgiving donations

“Each year we host this food drive, we are amazed at the generosity that our patients and the public exhibit,” Dr. Brendan Mulholland said. “Helping others in the community is the best way to connect, and we are proud to partner with Middletown Helps Its Own to help bring a joyful Thanksgiving to those in need.”

IMA Urgent Care Centers were created more than 20 years ago by local doctors as an alternative to the hospital emergency room for minor emergencies as well as acute and chronic illnesses. IMA Urgent Care Centers accept most forms of insurance and IMA patients and non-IMA patients alike. IMA Urgent Care Centers are open seven days a week for walk-in appointments. IMA operates seven primary care offices located in Shrewsbury, Middletown, Red Bank and Hazlet.