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 36%, while child food insecurity has risen by 100%. 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

  • Supports 0 Charities
  • Started 4 Campaigns
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
1111560
$11,115.6
Cait Feasel
Cait Feasel
N/A
19382
$193.82
Tina Champagne
Tina Champagne
N/A
17567
$175.67
Jamie Guise
Jamie Guise
10000
$100 of $100 (100%)
10000
$100
Kara Marsee
Kara Marsee
N/A
7881
$78.81
Terry Anderson
Terry Anderson
7744
$77.44 of $1,000 (7%)
7744
$77.44
Jennifer York
Jennifer York
6137
$61.37 of $200 (30%)
6137
$61.37
Heather Schimmel
Heather Schimmel
5000
$50 of $200 (25%)
5000
$50
Rhonda Lockhart
Rhonda Lockhart
2500
$25 of $25 (100%)
2500
$25
Erika Daman
Erika Daman
1073
$10.73 of $200 (5%)
1073
$10.73

Fundraising Teams

Retirement Income Solutions

$14,387.3
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...

$2,108.79 raised (84%)
0
Participants

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 ...

$1,334.62
raised
0
Participants

Friends of the CCC

The Friends of the CCC Trust has supported underprivileged children and their families for over 25 years, and the Rotary Fights Child Hunger campaign aligns so closely with our mission! Please consider making a financial gift to this food drive to help children and families in need....

$1,235.29
raised
0
Participants

Balas Bunch

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

$924.26
raised
2
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...

$764.21 raised (19%)
1
Participant

Clague Middle School

Our Motto: Live in service to our community -- Ashley Hubert Clague

$762.92
raised
0
Participants

Angell Elementary Eagles

Our school was named after the longest-serving president of the University of Michigan. He said that he wanted to “provide an uncommon education for the common man.” We try to fulfill that statement at Angell by challenging students to excel, develop skills for self-advocacy and probl...

$715.59 raised (143%)
0
Participants

Ypsilanti Rotary

Ypsilanti Rotary is few in number, but large in heart. For over a hundred years we have been supporting the Ypsilanti community - a town whose motto has been "the city that works." Through fundraising and volunteerism, we seek to reach our goal of "Service Above Self."

$604.58
raised
0
Participants

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.

$568.31 raised (56%)
1
Participant

Forsythe Vikings

Forsythe Middle School, the home of the Vikings, where we strive to educate students to become life-long learners who are knowledgeable, respectful, and responsible citizens

$526.98 raised (52%)
1
Participant

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.

$516.25 raised (51%)
0
Participants

Skyline Eagles

$473.7
raised
2
Participants

Tappan Trojans Fight Against Child Hunger

$440.19 raised (88%)
0
Participants

Pittsfield Elementary

Please join the Pittsfield commUNITY in our fight against hunger.

$419.16 raised (83%)
0
Participants

Mitchell Mustangs

Mitchell IB learners are caring. We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.

$387.31 raised (129%)
0
Participants

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,...

$269.76 raised (269%)
0
Participants

Allen Eagles

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

$183.9
raised
1
Participant