Rotary Fights Child Hunger 2021
Spring Food Drive
About This Campaign
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!
meals raised of 150,000 goal
Campaign to Support Food Gatherers
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...
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.
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 ...
Please join us in helping our community. We are asking friends and families to please consider making a donation to help combat food insecurity.
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...
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,...