Dec 30, 2019 09:45AM
Ann Arbor’s 107one, Kroger and Food Gatherers raised money for more than 1 million meals in Washtenaw County during the Rockin’ for the Hungry 2019 food and fund drive from December 3 through 8. One in seven Washtenaw County residents don’t have enough to eat. Every day, they must decide whether to skip a meal in order to put gas in the car, heat their home or buy medicine. Parents cut back on their own meals to feed their children and face increased health risks of diabetes and heart disease.
Thousands of donors, including individuals, students, businesses and nonprofits, expressed support as generous donations were matched by community sponsors. In an impressive show of determination, Community High School students raised more than $69,000, their largest-ever gift. Donations included more than 4,000 pounds of nonperishable groceries, and an online silent auction was also conducted.
For more information, visit FoodGatherers.org.