Healthy School Pantry Program
About the 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 are welcome to join. Schedule and distribution details vary by school. Reach out to your school to find out more!
Current School Partners
Ypsilanti Community School District
Beatty Early Learning
Perry Early Learning Center
Ypsilanti Community Middle School
Ypsilanti International Elementary School
Ford Early Learning Center
Lincoln Consolidated Schools
Ann Arbor Public Schools
Skyline High School
Pathways to Success Academic Campus
- Contact Food Gatherers for a list of participating schools
- Contact your child’s school to sign up for the program or call Food Gatherers to get more information
- Apply for partnership at your school – Potential Partner Questionnaire
Thank you to J.F. Ervin Foundation and the generous community members whose contributions are helping fund the 2023 Healthy School Pantry Program.
Program Contact Information
Community Food Programs Manager
“Food Gatherers distributes absolutely beautiful produce at my son’s school. I have personally witnessed people’s excitement and joy about receiving such high-quality food to make their week a little easier and their meals a little yummier. It’s a total example for me of what support around food insecurity should look like! Thank you, Food Gatherers!”
— A parent at Ford Early Learning Community
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