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Your Donation Makes a Difference

We believe food is a basic human right. In Washtenaw County, thousands of people do not have access to affordable, healthy food. There are many ways you can donate to fight hunger where we live.

Food Gatherers distributes food through more than 140 partners and programs in Washtenaw County. Your gift today will feed children, adults, seniors, and veterans in every zip code of our County.

Food Gatherers is effective and efficient — 94% of donations go directly to hunger-relief activities in our community.

Give Online, Call, or Mail a Check

Donate by Phone: 734-761-2796

Donate by Mail:

Food Gatherers
P.O. Box 131037
Ann Arbor, MI 48113
*make checks payable to Food Gatherers

Click here to donate online now

Click here to donate by PayPal

Monthly Giving — Full Plate Partners

You can be a Food Gatherers Full Plate Partner! Commit to a monthly gift today and provide the steady support needed to fight hunger where we live.  

Start your monthly gift now and become a Full Plate Partner.

Your monthly giving makes a difference:

  • $25 each month = 900 nutritious meals/year
  • $50 each month = 1,800 nutritious meals/year
  • $100 each month = 3,600 nutritious meals/year

Full Plate Partner benefits:

  • Automatic monthly deductions.
  • Annual statements for convenient tax preparation are sent in January of each year.
  • Flexibility to change or suspend your donation at any time.
  • Specialized thank-yous that highlight current programming and events at Food Gatherers.

Already a Full Plate Partner? Update your credit card or change your gift amount.

Log in to your account using the link in your email receipt and click on “Recurring Donations” in the left column or contact us at 734-761-2796 or at

For details on how to update your monthly gift, read these instructions or watch this video for a step-by-step guide.

Become a Full Plate Partner

Create a Custom Fundraising Page

Create your own Food Gatherers fundraising page to encourage friends, family, and co-workers to join you in the fight against hunger. 

Click the button below and choose “Help Us Fundraise” to get started. For more detailed instructions, check out our Food & Fund Drive Planning Guide

Create a fundraising page

Tribute Gifts (In Honor of/In Memory of)

Give a gift in honor or memory of the special people and celebrations in your life!

Note: The third window in the check-out process gives the option to make the gift “in honor of” or “in memory of” and to send an email or e-card. If you prefer, you can call us at 734-761-2796 and we will send a hand-written note to the recipient(s).

Are you making a gift in someone’s honor? Download a printable gift card.

Donate Online

Stocks & Securities

Food Gatherers accepts and is grateful for gifts of stock and appreciated securities.

Download our stock donation information here.

Please contact Food Gatherers to share the stock name, number of shares, intended date of transfer, brokerage name, and confirm gift intent.

Donor Advised Funds

Food Gatherers is grateful for DAF donations to support our mission.

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are a tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations. DAFs allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time. 

Food Gatherers’ tax I.D. number is 38-2853858.

Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon can easily make a designation by clicking on the button below:

Forever Gathering Society

What will your legacy in our community be?

Planned giving allows you to leave a legacy consistent with your values and beliefs. Your planned gift to Food Gatherers provides us with the confidence and means to innovate and plan for the future. Your gifts help us to not merely alleviate hunger but also work through multiple avenues to strategically eliminate its root causes. The Forever Gathering Society recognizes community members who have made a planned gift to Food Gatherers. 

For more information about including Food Gatherers in your will or estate plan, download our full Planned Giving Packet.

Let us know if Food Gatherers is already included in your will or estate plan! Download and complete the Confidential Intention Statement (pledge form).

Questions? Please call Food Gatherers at 734-761-2796 or email

To assist you in your planned giving, here are two examples of how to indicate a general or undesignated gift to support Food Gatherers’ mission:

Sample Bequest of Remainder of Estate:

I give, devise, and bequeath to Food Gatherers, Tax ID Number: 38-2853858, all (or state the fraction or percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal.

Food Gatherers may be contacted at:

Food Gatherers
1 Carrot Way
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Sample Bequest of a Specific Amount:

I give, devise, and bequeath $_____ to Food Gatherers, Tax ID Number: 38-2853858.

Food Gatherers may be contacted at:

Food Gatherers
1 Carrot Way
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Food Gatherers Endowment Fund

Food Gatherers has a Nonprofit Endowment Fund at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. This Fund helps us fulfill our mission by providing stability in the face of recession, inflation, federal budget cuts, political fluctuations, and other changes.

For information on giving to the Food Gatherers Endowment Fund, contact Food Gatherers at 734-761-2796 or email

Contact Information

Food Gatherers Development Team
Phone: 734-761-2796
Fax: 734-930-0550

Food Gatherers EIN/Tax ID: 38-2853858

Your Gift Matters

We work hard to make sure every gift you give has the biggest impact possible, with 94% of all donations directly supporting our hunger relief efforts in Washtenaw County. We can’t do it without you. Thank you!

Give With Confidence

Food Gatherers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

Food Gatherers is proud to be in the top 1% of charities rated by Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, and to have received 17 consecutive four-star ratings for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency!

Food Gatherers is a platinum-level GuideStar participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on non-profit organizations.

Our Promise to You

Food Gatherers will not share or sell supporter names, addresses, phone numbers or e-mail addresses collected online or offline. Food Gatherers makes every attempt to honor and guard all confidential information provided in the process of making contributions. 
Food Gatherers endorses the Code of Ethical Principles and Standards adopted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, as well as “A Donor Bill of Rights,” which has been endorsed by numerous national organizations that promote ethical fundraising practices.

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.