Healthy School Pantry Program

The Healthy School Pantry Program (HSPP) was created by Food Gatherers in 2012 to increase access to healthy food and provide families with a wide variety of produce! Each school year, Food Gatherers distributes fresh fruits and vegetables, along with simple, low-cost and nutritious recipes at selected schools throughout Washtenaw County. All families at participating schools receive a free, fresh produce box each month.

Get Involved

2020-2021 Partnerships*

  • Achieving Career & College Education (A.C.C.E.)
  • Brick Elementary
  • Erickson Elementary
  • Holmes Elementary
  • Lincoln High School
  • Pathways To Success Academic Campus
  • Perry Early Learning Center
  • Saline High School
  • Pioneer High School
  • Skyline High School
  • Whitmore Lake Early Childhood and Elementary School
  • Ypsilanti Community High School

*The HSPP is operating differently in school year 2020⁠–2021 because of COVID-19. The majority of school meal programs are providing free meals to any child (under 18) in bundled packages that are picked up once or twice a week. Food Gatherers provides supplementary groceries, including pre-packed boxes of non-perishable food items and pre-packed boxes of produce, dairy, and frozen meat. Sites listed in red are temporary locations that are distributing groceries with their school meals.

This year’s program is made possible by the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation and many generous individuals. The 2019⁠–2020 program evaluation, made possible by the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition, is available here.

Program Contact Information

Erin Freeman, LMSW
Community Food Programs Coordinator 
Phone: 734-761-2796, ext. 201
Fax: 734-930-0550


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.