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Grillin’ for Food Gatherers

What is Grillin’?

Second Sunday in June.

Grillin’ is Food Gatherers’ annual picnic with a purpose. Each year, we host more than 1,400 guests at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds for the best party of the year. 

The Cause

One in seven people in Washtenaw County struggles with hunger. Proceeds from Grillin’ enable Food Gatherers to distribute more than 18,000 meals a day to adults, seniors, and children in need of food. Grillin’ 2019 raised nearly 700,000 meals for hungry people in our community.

The Food

Grilled gourmet sausages, paella, vegetarian fare, and corn; side dishes and desserts from our area’s best restaurants and food retailers.

The Fun

Live music by local artists; cash bar featuring Michigan microbrews and wines; silent auction and raffle; kids’ activities hosted by the Hands-On Museum; complimentary massages provided by Body Wisdom Massage; and a photo booth!

Interested in sponsoring Grillin’ or holding your company picnic at this fun event? Learn more about becoming a sponsor.

Contact Information

Jen Whaley
Mgr. of Annual Giving and Grant Development
Phone: 734-761-2796
Email: jen.whaley@foodgatherers.org