We are excited to support Food Gatherers throughout the month of November. Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community. Food security is a major issue facing over 50,000 residents of Washtenaw County.
Food Gatherers serves 150 non-profit agencies and programs providing direct food assistance in the form of hot meals, nutritious snacks or emergency groceries to low-income adults, seniors and children in Washtenaw County.
Food Gatherers provides their agency partners with:
- Mostly free (70%) and low cost food
- Capacity building grants
- Training to register eligible clients for federal and state benefit programs
- Customized food safety training by licensed food safety professionals on our staff
Food Gatherers provides direct service through their Community Kitchen and Job Training Program:
- 1,500 volunteers prepare and serve 100,000 meals to people in need each year
- Students of the Job Training and Internship programs are chosen from at-risk youth (ages 16-20). They gain basic training in the culinary arts, and work to develop work ethics and life skills
Please bring a non-perishable food donation the next time you visit GoWork or head to our donation campaign page and make a tax-deductible donation to help keep the wheels in motion against fighting food insecurity in Washtenaw County: foodgatherers.org/gowork.
Your donations will help the 1 in 7 Washtenaw County residents that struggle with access to enough food for an active, healthy life. A $50 donation provides a family of five with food for 5 to 10 days. Visit foodgatherers.org to learn more.