I just started volunteering here recently, you get a real sense of helping the community out when you volunteer time here, an incredibly friendly place full of dedicated people working to make the world a better place.
Excellent use of resources. Very effective communication. Doing great work for the community. Staff and volunteers are committed and very dedicated. We are fortunate to have them in our community.
This non-profit is one of the best in our county. Sound fiscal management, compassionate leadership and a dedicated base of volunteers. I would highly recommend donating to this organization!
I loved volunteering in the Kitchen with Paula and the crew.
Great organization that uses its resources wisely.
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Food Gatherers is an organization with their "heart in the right place". They are committed to making our community better, in a variety of ways. We are lucky to have them!
I love that I can donate fresh garden produce to Food Gatherers! So many food shelters can only take non-perishable processed foods. So this year, I grew a large plot of pumpkins and potatoes specifically for them to distribute this year. Each time I came in with a donation, they recognized me and updated me on how the vegetables were being used - mostly for pumpkin muffins at the shelter downtown. It made me feel good that I was helping some folks get a much-needed meal that's really nutritious.
I have volunteered at Food Gatherers -- n the warehouse and in their kitchen at our local shelter -- as part of my company's ongoing support of Food Gatherers. As a volunteer, I have been impressed with professionalism, enthusiasm, commitment, imagination, and humor of the staff. I'm also a contributor to Food Gatherers (both food and money) because I know that my contributions are being used in the most effective way to help people and to promote good health in our community. Though I am a volunteer and donor, I'm writing as a "General Member of the Public" because I see the Food Gatherers trucks everywhere when I'm out in the public and I have been following its history since its beginnings in the late '80s. Food Gatherers is part of the fabric of our community.
I volunteer in the community kitchen weekly. The food that we serve is resteraut quality and the people we serve are very thankful to have a good hot meal. Some of our people that come in say it's their only meal of the day. There are working people who just do not have enough money for food. Thank you Food Gatherers for making a difference in Ann Arbor.
I've been a volunteer on pick-up and delivery routes for a couple of years now. It's one of the best things I've ever done. I'm continually impressed by the operational efficiency of Food Gatherers right down to the most microscopic details. This focus is unique in non-profits, in my experience. Also, the people are truly outstanding. I look forward to every shift. Truly can't say enough good about this organization.