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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne County Michigan

KUDOS - Rotary Fights Child Hunger

The 2020 Rotary Fights Child Hunger fund drive has raised the equivalent of 120,000 meals for Food Gatherers, Washtenaw County’s food rescue and food bank program. The drive is an extension of Rotary’s annual spring food and fund drive to support meals for children that do not have access to free and reduced-price meals when school is out for the summer. In response to early school closures as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the drive was expanded to raise funds to support feeding children throughout the community.

Led by the Rotary clubs of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, the annual campaign brought together local businesses, organizations, and individuals in March to fight the significant increase in child food insecurity because of the pandemic. A matching gift from the Harold and Kay Peplau Family Fund helped Rotary reach the highest meal total recorded by the annual event.

For more info, call 734-761-2796 or visit FoodGatherers.org/needfood.