Gleaners to begin hunger-free summer program
DETROIT Gleaners Community Food Bank announced Tuesday the launch of its Summer Food Service Program, with summer meal sites beginning July 1. The program will complement Gleaners food distribution programs through its more than 500-member partner network, emergency food distribution sites and emergency food box delivery programs to meet increased community need through the COVID-19 crisis. Children have been without access to school meals since mid-March, and without dedicated summer food programs, many kids in our community would spend the summer wondering where their next meal will come from. Gleaners is dedicated to being a stabilizing resource for our kids.This years Summer Food Service Program will use multiple distribution models to meet the needs of children or special needs adults aged 19-26 across southeast Michigan. Meal sites: These 21 sites will be offered in two formats: providing take-home or onsite nutritionally-balanced, pre-prepared breakfasts and/or lunches.
Toyota invests $140K in Food Gatherers Summer Food Service Program
ANN ARBOR As local families mark the last day of school Friday, Food Gatherers has announced it is once again partnering with Toyota to support its Summer Food Service Program. Throughout the school year, these local children rely on free or subsidized breakfast and/or lunch, and Food Gatherers annual summer food program aims to fill those gaps. Food Gatherers is grateful for Toyotas investment in the summer food program, Helen Starman, Food Gatherers Chief Development Officer said in a statement. In addition to summer food, they have also supported critical food distribution during the pandemic. Like what youre reading? With the summer food program, Food Gatherers has really had to think about how to serve an even greater need, especially since the schools are closing.
Ann Arbor's new police chief coming; ground broken for new development; Art Fair is almost here
I hope you had a fun Fourth of July in Ann Arbor. - Meredith (@meredith_A4)What's been happening: Ann Arbor is about to get a new police chief. (A4)Fun to know: The 60th annual Ann Arbor Art Fair is around the corner. Here are 10 shops in the Ann Arbor area serving up delicious cold treats. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.
Food Gatherers launches its 2019 Summer Food Service Program
ANN ARBOR - Food Gatherers has kicked off its 2019 Summer Food Service Program serving 32 sites across Washtenaw County through Aug. 23. The Summer Food Service Program sites throughout the county operate to bridge the meal gap for these children. This year's Summer Food Service Program, which got underway June 17, is funded by Toyota in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education. New this year, United Way of Washtenaw County is funding a Food Gatherers pilot mobile summer food program. As the food rescue and food bank program for the county, we distribute 6.3 million pounds of food to 170 non-profit programs serving approximately 44,500 low-income adults, seniors and children every year.