FLINT (WJRT) - (12/15/15) - You have the chance to eat at some of your favorite Flint restaurants Tuesday and at the same time, help out those who are underserved in Michigan and around the world.
It's a fundraiser between students in the Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved group at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine and four Flint restaurants.
The students will be traveling to cities in Michigan, Costa Rica, Peru and the Dominican Republic for seven weeks in early 2016 - and 10 percent of the restaurants' proceeds Tuesday will go toward medications and supplies for the needy.
"It's a little bit different experience, but also we'll be able to give back a little bit, see how other health systems run and see kind of how good we have it here compared to maybe some other places," said Joe Meleca, a senior at Michigan State University who will be going to Peru. "Raising these funds will support those endeavors, as well as allow us to get as much as we can medical supplies-wise that they need down at those clinics."
Any leftover funds will go toward a large project where needed. In the past, they have put in new wells for villages and put money toward new buildings.
The restaurants include Flint Crepe Company (until 4 p.m.), Table and Tap (until 10 p.m.), Merge (until 10 p.m.), and Tenacity Brewing (4 p.m. - 10 p.m.).
You can also donate by clicking the link in the 'Related Links' section of this story.
The students will keep an on-going blog during their travels. The link to that is also in the 'Related Links' section of this story.