By now you may have heard “cash mobs.” That’s when random people organize on the internet and show up en masse to support a local business. It has its origins in the “flash mob.” That’s when a choir, for example, or a Zumba class bursts into dance or song suddenly in a train station or a food court.
Well, now Northern Michigan has “food mobs.” The goal is to collect food donations for needy seniors in Manistee, Petoskey and Traverse City.
The Manistee mob was yesterday and the effort filled a minivan with donations for the Manistee County Council on Aging.
This is all being organized by a business that does home health care. Carrie Brown, with Comfort Keepers, says the group often finds seniors lack proper nutrition when they come into their home to assess them as a new client.
It’s a bit of a scavenger hunt to find the exact location of the food mobs. Hints are posted on the Comfort Keepers Facebook page.