A message to the Medical School Community on how you can help.
It is a strange time we are all living through, COVID-19 has brought to the forefront the issue of food security. Like in many other times of crisis, the lack of food security is an issue that disproportionally affects the more under-served members of our community. The pride that we at UMMS take in caring for the health of those we serve thus must extend to ensuring that regular access to meals remains a priority during this unpredictable time.
Here are a few ways that you can help:
Donate Funds: Food Gatherers will continuously assess the emergency food needs in our community. In this unprecedented situation, financial donations provide Food Gatherers the most flexibility to best respond to these emerging needs. To make a donation now visit www.foodgatherers.org/donate or call 734-761-2796. For every $1 you donate Food Gatherers can provide 3 meals.
Donate Food: Food Gatherers is accepting food donations during our regularly scheduled hours. For more information visit www.foodgatherers.org/givefood. You can also directly donate food to any of the community centers within the Community Action Network that is serviced by Food Gatherer's. A few locations where you can donate food are as follows:
- Food Gatherers, 1 Carrot Way, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
- The People's Food Co-Op, 216 N 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (smaller donations)
- Arrowwood Hills Co-Op, 2566 Arrowwood Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
- Bryant Community Center, 3 W Eden Ct, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
- Green Baxter Court Community Center, 1737 Green Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
- Hikone Community Center, 2724 Hikone Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Donate Lunches with Love: These pre-packed meal bags are a great way to provide ready-to-eat food to our community. To learn more, click here.
Volunteer: Food Gatherers relies on volunteers to support our operations. To learn more about our volunteer needs, visit www.foodgatherers.org/volunteer.
Know someone looking for food: Please refer them to our website, www.foodgatherers.org/needfood or have them call us at 734-761-2796 for up-to-date information on food available in the community.
Please share this with your loved ones or anyone that has the means to donate food to these organizations that are well positioned to address food security in Ann Arbor during the COVID-19 crisis.