|Mary Schlitt, Food Gatherers' Chief Development Officer,|
showing the graph of protein and produce
delivered in Washtenaw County this year.
A food pantry is also onsite at the Food Gatherers (FG) headquarters. Customers at this pantry are not end-recipients but are employees or volunteers at the partner organizations. With lists of foods that their recipients need and want, they visit the FG pantry, select the needed products, and take them back to their organization for use in hot-meal programs or distribution. Besides food, FG distributes personal care items and baby diapers to these organizations.
|The food pantry at FG headquarters.|
|Selecting foods: an employee of Avalon Housing.|
|Low sodium soups and canned goods are among the most-wanted items for food drives. Other much-wanted foods include|
beans, rice, cereal, nut butter, and other low-sodium items such as canned fish, meat, and vegetables.