Michigan Medicine, Food Gatherers spring donation drive ends Sunday

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Volunteers wait to accept donations for Michigan Medicine and Food Gatherer's food drive in December 2020. (Michigan Medicine)

ANN ARBOR – Michigan Medicine and Food Gatherers’ Spring into Action Food Drive will be coming to an end on Sunday.

Those who wish to make food or toiletry donations in-person can do so by Sunday night at the drive’s drop-off point at Dock 90 of the North Campus Research Complex at 2800 Plymouth Rd.

All donations benefit Food Gatherers’ work in the local community, providing grocery distributions and food pantries to those experiencing food insecurity in Washtenaw County.

Below are items people are encouraged to donate:

  • Hearty soups (beef stew, chili, etc.)
  • Canned meats (tuna fish, chicken, etc.)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Packaged pasta & rice
  • Whole grain cereal & oatmeal
  • Baking & cooking supplies (flour, sugar, oil, etc.)
  • Condiments
  • Nut butters or jelly
  • Kid-friendly snacks (granola bars, goldfish, etc.)
  • Baby food & formula
  • Ensure & other nutritional supplement drinks
  • Baby items (diapers, wipes, etc.)
  • Soap & shampoo
  • Toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • Disposable razors

Monetary donations are also accepted and can be made online, by calling 734-761-2796 or by mailing a check to Food Gatherers to PO Box 131037, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 with “Michigan Medicine” on the memo line.

For more information, visit the event’s website.

About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.