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During the coronavirus – as with other emergencies – Food Gatherers will continue its operations and distribute food to people in the communities we serve. Our services may be expanded and/or modified to best address our community’s needs as the public health situation develops, but we will continue providing food. We are working closely with local school districts to address the needs of students who no longer have access to school meals and to develop alternative delivery models to ensure children are being fed. In everything we do, Food Gatherers is following infection control practices and CDC guidelines to avoid service contamination.

Food Gatherers will continuously assess the emergency food needs in our community. In this unprecedented situation, financial donations provide Food Gatherers the most flexibility to best respond to these emerging needs. Click DONATE to make a donation now  or call 734-761-2796.

For the latest updates on the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit www.washtenaw.org/COVID19

Important Update on 2020 Charitable Giving

The CARES Act — the major coronavirus response and relief bill that Congress passed — raises maximum charitable deductions for individuals and businesses for 2020.

• Individuals who take the standard deduction are now also eligible for a charitable deduction of up to $300 in cash gifts.
• Individuals who itemize on their taxes are now limited to 100% of their gross income (previously 60%); C corporations are now limited to 25 percent (previously 10%).

Please consult your tax advisor to determine if your gift is tax deductible under the new rules.  
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In Support of Food Gatherers
Our Mission: Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community.

We rescue local food and leverage state and national food resources for hunger relief. We lead a network of hunger relief providers and engage the public in the fight against hunger. We create and sustain innovative new food programs in response to emerging needs. We recognize that hunger will not be solved through the provision of food alone, so we advocate for policies and system changes to create an equitable food system.