Michigan Association of Health Plans

Fourth Annual Marquette County Community Resource Fair

This release came from Upper Peninsula Health Plan.

Citizens of Marquette County joined Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP) and Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions (UPHCS) for the fourth annual Marquette County Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, June 15, in Marquette. This year’s event took place at the Lakeview Arena from noon to 4 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the fair connected residents with resources from local organizations that are available to assist and support their day-to-day health and social needs. Over 50 Marquette community-based organizations were present at the resource fair providing household items and resources related to health, food, and housing. There were outdoor and athletic goods giveaways, raffle prizes including bikes, and other free goods.

The Feeding America Mobile Food Truck was also onsite again this year to provide groceries to those who attended.

“We are thrilled to host the Community Resource Fair for the fourth year in a row and excited to transition back to an in-person event,” said UPHP Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Holmquist. “Ensuring people have the ability to care for their basic needs is essential to a healthy mental and physical well-being. The cost of basic goods and services are on the rise and we recognize this is putting a strain on families. There are many organizations throughout the Upper Peninsula and Marquette county that are able to assist community members with resources. Our hope is that this event will help raise awareness of these resources with both Marquette County residents and health and community-based organizations, so that we can work collectively to improve health and social outcomes for all.”

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