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Posted on Sun, Dec 11, 2011 : 12:39 p.m.

Rockin' for the Hungry looking to reach 200 ton goal as food drive wraps up today

By Julie Baker

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. 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.


Berda Green

Sun, Dec 11, 2011 : 8:03 p.m.

glad to hear

Leah Gunn

Sun, Dec 11, 2011 : 8:01 p.m.

If you can't get to Kroger's go to and donate money!


Sun, Dec 11, 2011 : 7:11 p.m.

Get yer cans moving! <a href="" rel='nofollow'>;set=a.10150515898967813.431637.155074397812&amp;type=1</a>&theater The urban-fairies have made their annual donation, from the coins left at the urban-fairy fairy doors.