Host a Food & Fund Drive
Engage your community. Make a difference.
Hosting a food and fund drive for Food Gatherers keeps our warehouse shelves stocked and our trucks on the road six days a week, distributing food to our neighbors facing hunger. Our online giving tool makes it easy to host a fundraiser at your place of business, school, congregation, or with another group. Download our Food & Fund Drive Planning Guide for tips and ideas for creating a successful campaign.
Choosing a food or fund drive
Before you organize a donation drive, decide whether you will be collecting food, funds, or both! With 94% of every donation directly supporting our hunger relief efforts in Washtenaw County, gifts of food and/or funds provide direct relief to children, families, individuals, and seniors.
Collecting funds is the most effective way to alleviate hunger in our community. Here’s why:
- We can turn $1 into more meals! Food Gatherers purchases food below retail prices, so your donated dollar puts more meals on your neighbor’s table than the food you purchase to donate.
- Financial donations build healthier communities! Non-perishable food items like pasta, rice, and canned goods are a vital part of our distribution, but they are only one part of a healthy, balanced diet. Perishable items including fresh fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, and lean proteins can’t be directly donated through food drives but are vital for healthy lives.
Are you ready to host a fund drive? Click the button below and choose “Help Us Fundraise”.
Food drives are essential to supporting Food Gatherers’ mission. Food drives raise awareness of food insecurity and encourage community members to get involved in fighting hunger where we live. This is a great option for individuals, as well as schools, businesses, clubs, faith groups, and more.
Ready to begin?
This is our recommendation for engaging the greatest number of community members in the fight against hunger. Donated food keeps our warehouse shelves stocked and donated funds allow us to purchase needed food and to run our programs and warehouse. There are many ways to combine food and fund drives so we encourage you to get creative!