Rockin' for the Hungry looking to reach 200 ton goal as food drive wraps up today
Rockin' for the Hungry is still shy of its goal of collecting 200 tons of food as it heads into the final stretch this afternoon.
The outdoor food drive, which benefits Food Gatherers, kicked off Wednesday and wraps up at 4 p.m. today.
Rockin' had collected 132 tons of food as of 1 p.m. AnnArbor.com is tracking the progress toward meeting that goal on a carrot-o-meter, which will be updated regularly throughout the drive.
Throughout the event, 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.
Mary Schlitt, director of development for Food Gatherers, was still optimistic that the 200 ton goal would be met.
Following the food drive, an afterparty called Rockin' Afterglow will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at Wolverine Brewery, 2019 West Stadium. The Afterglow features music from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Attendees are asked to give a $5 donation to Food Gatherers and bring a nonperishable food item.