Food Gatherers is "The Food Rescue & Food Bank Program Serving Washtenaw County."
Their trucks, which one sees all over town, pick up food from donors and deliver to food pantries and other programs.
|Is this Mona Lisa the iguana? Or just ordinary iguana soup?|
Food drives where people donate canned goods and packaged goods of course are an important source for Food Gatherers. They go to food pantries, hot-meal programs, and other organizations that distribute food to people in need. I'll write about the details of these programs in my next post.
The headquarters offices and warehouse function to manage the operations, collect and sort food, and prepare it for distribution. No end users (families and individuals in need) are served at Food Gatherers headquarters. Rather, representatives of partner organizations come there to select foods from a pantry on site to take back to the many end-user distribution points, and truckloads of food are prepared for delivery to these points.
|Carrots are the Food Gatherers' theme. This sign in the lobby|
gages the total of food collected this fiscal year.
|Giant carrots on the lawn...|
|Carrot door handles...|
|And actual carrots donated by a local supermarket, a sign of the Food Gatherers|
commitment to distributing fresh produce ...
|All at Food Gatherers' headquarters at 1 Carrot Way, Ann Arbor.|