The Harvest Gathering encourages employees at McLaren Port Huron to collect food items and funds to donate to the needy in the area every year. The collection has been held for several years, and this year a record was broken. McLaren Port Huron Volunteer Coordinator, Mary Lou Kraft said the group of employees collected almost 17,000 pounds of food along with $2600 in cash. Kraft weighed the donated food several times to make sure the amounts were correct. To encourage donation efforts, the local hospital divided up into teams for a friendly competition to see which team could collect the most. Team McKenna beat out Team World by over 4000 pounds. Kraft said she was overwhelmed with the generosity and was extremely grateful. The original goal was to break 15,000 pounds in donated food. The food and cash were donated to Mid-City Nutrition and the Blue Water Community Food Depot.