Rotary Fights Child Hunger 2021

Rotary Fights Child Hunger 2021

About This Campaign

The Rotary Fights Child Hunger fund drive is our annual spring food and fund drive to support meals for children who do not have access to free and reduced price meals when school is out for the summer. This year, the drive will primarily be collecting funds to support Food Gatherers. All gifts, $25 and over, will be matched up to $10,000 through the generosity of the Harold and Kay Peplau Family Fund.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused food insecurity in our community to rise dramatically since March 2020. Feeding America estimates that overall food insecurity in Washtenaw County has risen by 37%, while child food insecurity has risen by 101%. With continued school closures and/or hybrid attendance, high unemployment, and uncertainty about our economic recovery it is anticipated that food insecurity levels will remain high well into 2022. Food Gatherers, the food bank and food rescue program serving our community has seen a dramatic rise in need and has distributed record-breaking amounts of food to feed our neighbors over the last 12 months. When children don't go to school, they lose access to an important source of food - free and reduced price meals.

Since last March, Food Gatherers has worked closely with local school districts to supplement their modified meal programs with groceries and fresh produce, and to make food available to families that cannot access the meal programs now in place.

Your gift today will support Food Gatherers work feeding children throughout our community. Thank you!
  • Campaign by Todd Kephart

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Food Gatherers

Campaign to Support Food Gatherers

Our Mission: Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community by: reducing food waste through the rescue and distribution of perishable and nonperishable food; coordinating with other hunger relief providers; educating the public about hunger; and developing new food resources.

Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
Todd Kephart
Todd Kephart
N/A
388473
$3,884.73
Tina Champagne
Tina Champagne
N/A
14067
$140.67
Jamie Guise
Jamie Guise
10000
$100 of $100 (100%)
10000
$100
Terry Anderson
Terry Anderson
7744
$77.44 of $1,000 (7%)
7744
$77.44
Cait Feasel
Cait Feasel
N/A
3680
$36.8

Fundraising Teams

Retirement Income Solutions

$3,884.73
raised
1
Participant

COVAL Fitness

Partnering with the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor each Spring to help fight child hunger is one of the annual highlights for the charitable contributions that we make each year! Please consider donating and helping children in Washtenaw County. Especially due to the increase in food inse...

$1,951.77 raised (78%)
0
Participants

Balas Bunch

The Ann Arbor Public Schools Balas Administration Building team invites you to join us in alleviating hunger in our community!

$663.43
raised
1
Participant

Old National Bank

Old National Bank is committed to supporting our community to make an impact and are thrilled to be a part of this longstanding annual tradition for Ann Arbor Rotary.

$463.73 raised (46%)
1
Participant

Hylant

Every year Hylant is one of the largest donors to this food drive. This demonstrates the generosity of our staff and the importance we place on caring for our community. Food Gatherers is one of our clients, and we have other non-profit clients who benefit from our support of this food ...

$445.6
raised
0
Participants

Burns Park Penguins

Please join us in helping our community. We are asking friends and families to please consider making a donation to help combat food insecurity.

$437.44 raised (43%)
0
Participants

Bach Elementary Food Drive

My team is myself, Tina Champagne and Maria Bajorek. We are specials teachers at Bach Elementary. We decided to join together to help stop hunger through this unprecedented year! It has been stressful and challenging and we want our community to know that we care and want everyone to...

$219.75 raised (5%)
1
Participant

Allen Eagles

Allen Eagles are all in when it comes to taking care of our neighbors!

$61.16
raised
0
Participants

Skyline Eagles

$36.8
raised
1
Participant

Scarlett Roadrunners

Help FEED Scarlett Families and families in our community. Scarlett Student Council has teamed up with Food Gatherers to raise money to provide food to those who need it most! The COVID-19 pandemic created a “perfect storm” of increased demand for food, declines in donated food,...

$20 raised (20%)
0
Participants