Corporate Sponsors

Corporate partners are a critical part of the fight against hunger where we live, providing a stable, annual source of giving and volunteerism for our programs and operations. Please read below to learn more and call or email Food Gatherers with any questions.

Bread Winner

Bread Winners are Food Gatherers’ premier corporate sponsors, annually investing $15,000 or more in our mission to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes. Bread Winner benefits include:

  • Large company logo on Food Gatherers’ trucks for one year (7 trucks traveling through Washtenaw County 6 days a week, with highest exposure in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti)
  • Recognition as a Top Banana Booster at Grillin’ 2021 (June 13, 2021). Note: Grillin’ 2021 will not be held in-person due to public health guidelines.
  • Reserved Power Hour Sponsor at Rockin’ 2021 (November 30–December 5, 2021) matching donor gifts during that hour
  • Company logo on Stamp Out Hunger bags distributed to 95,000 Washtenaw County households for the National Letter Carriers annual food drive the first Saturday in May. Note: the 2021 drive is virtual due to public health guidelines.
  • Recognition as a Bread Winner sponsor on signage at the Food Gatherers warehouse, on the Food Gatherers’ website, and in the Food Gatherers printed newsletters (3 per year).

Want to learn more? Ready to make a commitment? Please call or email Helen Starman (helen.starman@foodgatherers.org or 734-761-2796, ext. 205).

Rockin' for the Hungry

For five days, November 30–December 5, 2021, ann arbor’s 107one will broadcast live from the Maple Road Kroger to raise money, food, and awareness in the fight against hunger in Washtenaw County. We’ll be “Freezin’ for a Reason”  — will you join us?

POWER HOUR SPONSOR | $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, or $1,000

  • Your gift will be used as a match incentive for donors for one full hour (during the hour you will be interviewed live on 107one and your company will be recognized multiple times by the DJ)
  • Company name on banner displayed during the event
  • Sponsor signage to display at your business
  • Give $10,000: your company logo (large) on Food Gatherers trucks for one year and staff engagement benefit of 2 dedicated volunteer shifts at Rockin’
  • Give $5,000: your company logo (small) on Food Gatherers trucks for one year and staff engagement benefit of 2 dedicated volunteer shifts at Rockin’
  • Give $2,500 and up: staff engagement benefit of 2 dedicated volunteer shifts at Rockin’

ROCKIN’ SUPPORTER | $500 and/or host a food drive/promotion

  • Your gift or promotion announced live on 107one radio
  • Name and promotion details on banner displayed during event
  • Sponsor signage to display at your business
Grillin' for Food Gatherers

Grillin’ is a lighthearted, family-friendly community picnic with a serious purpose: fighting hunger in Washtenaw County. It is Food Gatherers’ signature fundraiser,  raising awareness and support for Food Gatherers. For 31 years, Grillin’ has been a beloved annual event in the Washtenaw County community, hosting nearly 1,400 guests of all ages every year. Featuring live music, delicious food from local restaurants, beer and wine, a food-inspired silent auction, kids’ games, and so much more, it’s the best party of the year!

Note: we are unable to host Grillin’ 2021 in person because of public health guidelines. Like 2020 we will reach out to supporters by mail, asking them to support Food Gatherers in lieu of attending Grillin’ and to patronize our sponsors and the restaurant industry that has supported Grillin’ and Food Gatherers. 

Grillin’ 2021 sponsorship levels and benefits:

TOP BANANA BOOSTER | $10,000

  • Large logo on Food Gatherers’ trucks for one year (7 trucks traveling through Washtenaw County 6 days a week, highest exposure in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti)
  • All recognition benefits listed in cash sponsor levels below

MIGHTY CARROT PATRON | $5,000

  • Small logo on Food Gatherers’ trucks for one year (7 trucks traveling through Washtenaw County 6 days a week, highest exposure in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti)
  • All recognition benefits listed in cash sponsor levels below

BIG RUTABAGA BENEFACTOR | $2,500

  • Recognition on mailed (10,000 households in Washtenaw County) and electronic (20,000) appeals in place of Grillin’ invitations

CHILI PEPPER FRIEND | $1,500

  • Recognition on mailed (10,000 households in Washtenaw County) and electronic (20,000) appeals in place of Grillin’ invitations

SUGAR BEET SPONSOR | $1,000

  • Recognition on mailed (10,000 households in Washtenaw County) and electronic (20,000) appeals in place of Grillin’ invitations

SWEET PEA SPONSOR | $500

 

  • Recognition on mailed (10,000 households in Washtenaw County) and electronic (20,000) appeals in place of Grillin’ invitations
Staff Engagement Sponsorship

Make a difference in our community while building team cohesion, boosting morale, and increasing motivation for your employees. Donate $5,000 and work with our volunteer coordinators to create a full-day volunteer shift, including a tour of the Food Gatherers warehouse, catered lunch, and use of our board room for an employee volunteer group. Note: there is a maximum of 25 volunteers and the day must be scheduled in advance. 

Contact Information

Helen Starman
Chief Development Officer
Phone: 734-761-2796, ext. 205
Email: helen.starman@foodgatherers.org