Grillin' for Food Gatherers 2019

Grillin' for Food Gatherers 2019

About This Campaign

Grillin' is Food Gatherers' signature fundraiser. A staple event in the Washtenaw County community, this picnic hosts nearly 1,500 guests of all ages. Featuring live music, delicious food from more than 50 local restaurants, beer and wine, a food-inspired silent auction and kids' games - it's the best party of the year! 

While Grillin' is a lighthearted, family-friendly event, its mission is serious: fighting hunger in Washtenaw County. It is a critical event in raising awareness and support for our food rescue and food bank program. See more event details on our website...

Thank you to our generous Grillin' Sponsors!

Top Banana Booster ($10,000):
Busch's Fresh Food Market, Domino's, Dunning Toyota and Subaru, Faurecia, Josh Pokempner & Gretchen Gardner, The Kroger Co. of Michigan, NSF International, Om of Medicine, Zingerman's Community of Businesses

Mighty Carrot Patron ($5,000): 
Airport Plaza, Liberty Dental PLC, The Mosaic Foundation of R. & P. Heydon, Soble Rowe Krichbaum

Big Rutabaga Benefactor ($2,500): 
Bank of Ann Arbor, The Bloom Family, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI, The Courtyard Shops, Cynthia Bott - Honigman LLC, Drew Fitzmorris & Associates, DTE Energy Foundation, Molina Healthcare, Old National Bank, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Wilkinson Foundation

Chili Pepper Friend ($1,500):
Altruic Advisors, ArborMotion, Arbor Trust Wealth Advisors, Columbia Asset Management, Cornerstone Design Inc, Destination Ann Arbor, First Choice Chiropractic, Home Helper LLC, Hooper Hathaway P.C., ITC Holdings Corp., Phoenix Contractors, Inc., Reinhart Realtors, SavCo Hospitality

Sugar Beet Sponsor ($1,000):
Ann Arbor Observer, Ann Arbor State Bank, Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse, DTE Energy, Hylant, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., Jason Boggs - Reinhart Realtor, Jim Lee & Terri Wilkerson, McKinley Companies, O&W, Inc., Plante Moran, Retirement Income Solutions Inc, Robertson Morrison, Steve and Judy Dobson, UHY LLP, University of Michigan Credit Union

Donors to the Feast:
Afternoon Delight Café; Al Dente Pasta Co.; Café Zola; Casey’s Tavern; Cherry Republic of Ann Arbor; Clancy’s Fancy; Conor O’Neills; Domino’s Pizza; Fabulous Food Inc.; Food Art, Inc.; Food Gatherers Community Kitchen Job Training Program; Fresh Thyme; Frita Batidos; Frog Holler Produce; Grange Kitchen & Bar; Knight’s Steakhouse; Michigan Catering; Monahan’s Seafood Market; People’s Food Co-op; Red Hawk Bar & Grill; Tavolina Catering and Events; The Brinery; The Quarter Bistro; The Standard Bistro; The Wurst Bar; Tios Mexican Café; United Meat & Deli; Zingerman’s Delicatessen; Zingerman’s Roadhouse; Zola Bistro

Arbor Springs Water Co.; Busch’s; Coffee Express Co.; Cultivate; Everyday Wines; Gordon Food Service; Short’s Brewery; Lagunitas Brewery; Imperial Beverage; O&W, Inc.; Salt Springs; TeaHaus

Mity Nice Italian Ice; Zingerman's Bakehouse; Zingerman's Creamery

Media Partners:
Adams Outdoor Advertising; Ann Arbor Observer; ann arbor’s 107one; Tree Town Sound; Natural Awakenings; Washtenaw Jewish News; Taste the Local Difference

Grillin’ Master of Ceremonies: 
Martin Bandyke

Location / Venue

Food Gatherers

Campaign to Support Food Gatherers

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