Educational Resources 

Free Trainings

Advocacy 101 for Washtenaw County Nonprofits

Hosted by Food Gatherers, United Way of Washtenaw County, and the Washtenaw Housing Alliance, this webinar seeks to help non-profits staff and board members, and other local leaders understand why it is so important to engage in advocacy work and how they can do it successfully.

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Child Nutrition Programs 101

In this training hosted by Food Gatherers and guest presenters, learn more about all the different federally funded nutrition programs for kids, including school meals, summer meals, child care meals, after-school meals, and WIC. This training is designed to make sure you have the information you need to understand and be an advocate for child nutrition programs.

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Feeding America

Explore policy briefs, hunger statistics, and take action with resources from Feeding America, the national food bank network of which Food Gatherers is an affiliate.

Food Research and Action Center

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state, and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations, and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root causes — poverty.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Bridge Card/Food Stamps) provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of families and individuals so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.

Books & Films

There are lots of great books, films, series, and podcasts focusing on food insecurity. Here are a few of our suggestions:

Film list

Books for kids

Advocacy Information

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