Food Gatherers optimistic about reaching 200 ton Rockin' for the Hungry goal
With food and fund totals slightly behind last year's pace, Rockin' for the Hungry is pressing forward, and organizers say they still think they'll reach the 200 ton goal of donated food.
Melanie Maxwell I AnnArbor.com
"We are feeling optimistic. Our food and fund totals are slightly lagging behind last year's pace," said Mary Schlitt, director of development for Food Gatherers. "However, Saturday and Sunday are big shopping days, so we hope that folks will come out and see us and make a gift of cash or food."
The five-day food drive kicked off Wednesday and runs through Sunday afternoon. Hosts from Ann Arbor's 107one are broadcasting live outside the Kroger store at 400 S. Maple Road in shifts. Food or cash donations are being collected at all Kroger locations within Washtenaw County.
Hunger facts from Food Gatherers:
- 47,890 individuals are "food insecure" in Washtenaw County, according to the Meal the Gap project.
- For $35, you can feed a hungry child in our community for one month.
- $1,000 feeds 100 people for one month at Food Gatherers Community Kitchen