Food Gatherers Overview
Target demographics: Non-profit programs serving low-income adults, families, seniors and children in Washtenaw County.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 164 non-profit programs including hot meal programs, emergency food pantries, shelters, residential programs and summer food programs.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assemble food boxes, sort non-perishable food donations, ride along in our truck and help staff pick up and deliver food, and help prepare and serve meals at our Community Kitchen.
Geographic areas served: Washtenaw County
Food Gatherers' Community Kitchen Job Training Program is part of ourorganization's overall effort to not merely alleviate hunger but to endhunger. Students are at-risk youth (ages 17-21) who receive six weeks (120hours) of instruction in the culinary arts, food safety (ServSafe certification) and community service.They obtain marketable skills and at the same time they are feeding ourneighbors in need. By targeting young at-risk adults who are often recipientsof food assistance, we hope to help them secure gainful employment in the foodindustry.