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.
- Receive food at your child’s school – Click here for more information
- Apply for partnership at your school – Potential Partner Questionnaire
2021 – 2022 Partnerships*
*Schedules will be added below as schools are confirmed. Please check back periodically for more information or contact Erin at Food Gatherers at 734-761-2796. Due to COVID-19, plans for food distributions are subject to change. Please visit www.foodgatherers.org/findfood to locate a pantry near you today!
School Food Distribution Partners (dates may change around the holidays and school closures, please reach out to your child’s school for the most up-to-date information):
Beatty Early Learning Center: 3rd Wednesday of every month (beginning Nov 17th)
Bishop Elementary School: 1st Tuesday of every month
Brick Community Center (Community Action Network): Tuesdays from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM & Thursdays from 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Holmes Elementary School: 1st Thursdays of every month from 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Huron High School: Pantry available Mon-Fri during school hours
Model Elementary School: 2nd Thursday of every month from 2:00-3:00pm or 4:15-5:15pm
Pathways To Success Academic Campus: 2nd Wednesday of every month from 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Perry Early Learning Center: 2nd Thursday of every month (non-food supplies only)
Ypsilanti Community High School: Open daily Monday- Friday from 8:20 AM – 3:20 PM
Whitmore Lake Early Learning Center: 3rd Thursday of every month from 2:00-4:00 PM
Thank you to The Vera & Joseph Dresner Foundation, J.F. Ervin Foundation, and the generous community members who have funded this program.
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
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