About This Campaign

Let’s Raise 1 Million Meals for the Hungry!
Food is essential to the holidays. It helps us come together, celebrate, and share memories. Can you imagine having to choose between buying food and paying for your heat, or electricity, or transportation? For one in seven of your neighbors in Washtenaw County, this choice is a reality year-round.
You can help your neighbors keep food on the table, during the holidays and every other day of the year. Join Food Gatherers and ann arbor’s 107one for the annual Rockin’ for the Hungry fund and food drive, where we’ll be “freezin’ for a reason” while collecting donations and broadcasting live outside of the Maple Road Kroger store. When you make a gift of funds and/or non-perishable food, you help us reach our goal of raising 1 million meals for Washtenaw County residents who face food insecurity.

Come Join the Fun!
Rockin' Kick-Off & Giving Tuesday: December 3rd, 6 AM - 10 AM at Traver Village Kroger, 2641 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor
Rockin' for the Hungry: December 4th - 7th, 6 AM- 10 AM and December 8th, 10 AM - 4 PM at Maple Village Kroger, 400 S. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor

Ways to Give to Rockin’
In-person at Kroger: Make a donation with cash, check or credit card to Food Gatherers staff and volunteers outside the Kroger store on Maple Road (Dec. 4-8) and Plymouth Road (Dec. 3).
At the cash register: Contribute $1, $5, $10, or round up your total at the registers of any Kroger store in Washtenaw County.
Online: Click the DONATE NOW button on this page, or visit
By phone: Call Food Gatherers at 734-761-2796 between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Double Your Impact During Rockin’
Your gift to Rockin' will be matched up to $100,000 through the generous support of community donors.

We’re “Freezin’ for a Reason” and Broadcasting Live

ann arbor’s 107one will be broadcasting live with Food Gatherers staff and volunteers. Stop in to say hi and make your gift, or tune in to 107.1 FM to hear updates, interviews with community leaders, and donor sponsored power hours. Food Gatherers and 107one will have special giveaway items for Rockin’ donors who come in person, so make time to visit us!

 Online Auction
ann arbor's 107one and Food Gatherers will be hosting an online silent auction  - all winning bids will count toward our Rockin' goal of 1 million meals! Stay tuned for more details!

Create Your Own Fundraising Page
Mobilize your friends, family, and coworkers toward our 1 million meal goal by creating your own fundraising page! Just follow these steps:
  1. To create a personal page, click on the blue “Participate” button. To make a page for your business, organization, or group, click on the blue “Register” button.
  2. Set your fundraising goal. Once you create your page, we will send you tips, templates and more to boost your campaign.
  3. Starting on December 3, #GivingTuesday, ask friends and family to donate to Rockin’ for the Hungry. Inspire your friends and family to donate in your honor by volunteering to be “freezin’ for a reason” outside of Kroger during the campaign.

Volunteer at Rockin’
Help us reach our 1 million meal goal by volunteering! Have a Rockin’ good time with Food Gatherers and 107one outside of Kroger while you accept donations of funds and food and spread the word about our work to fight hunger where we live. Learn more about volunteering here.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 400 South Maple Road
  • Ann Arbor, MI 48103
  • USA

Event Sponsors

Donation Match Sponsors

  • The Harold & Kay Peplau Family Fund
  • Irene Fast

Power Hour Sponsors

  • Thomson Reuters
  • Chemical Bank
  • Menlo Innovations
  • Probility
  • Mast Shoes
  • KLA Foundation
  • Blue Cross Complete
  • Domino's
  • Om of Medicine
  • Zingerman's
  • Brummet
  • Nixons
  • Anonymous

Rockin' Supporters

  • Nicola's Books
  • Barry Bagels
Food Gatherers

Campaign to Support Food Gatherers

Mission: Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community.