Food Gatherers Receives $50,000 Matching Gift to Mark 30th Anniversary


Local philanthropists, Harold and Kay Peplau, have donated $50,000 in matching funds to Food Gatherers to celebrate the organization’s 30th Anniversary. The matching funds will double the value of all donations made to Food Gatherers during the month of March.

With the Peplaus Anniversary Match, our community can have twice the impact on alleviating hunger in Washtenaw County. Every dollar donated will provide the equivalent of six meals to our neighbors struggling with food insecurity.

To take part in this special opportunity, make a gift to Food Gatherers between March 1 and March 31, 2018. You may give online, by mail or in person:

Online Go to when it’s most convenient for you.   By check Make sure your check is postmarked March 31 or earlier to qualify for the match. By mail Send checks to: Food Gatherers, P.O. Box 7971, Ann Arbor, MI 48107-7971.

For more information about the Anniversary Match, call (734)-761-2796.

Food Gatherers is preparing to celebrate 30 years of fighting hunger where we live. Fueled by the idea that no food should be wasted, Food Gatherers began its journey in 1988 with a borrowed van and pilot funding from Zingerman’s Deli.  The organization grew and thrived around its mission to fight hunger where we live. Over the years, Food Gatherers has made meaningful progress towards its original goal while expanding its mission to address the root causes of food insecurity.

About Food Gatherers

Food Gatherers’ mission is to alleviate hunger and eliminate its root causes in Washtenaw County. As the food bank and food rescue program for the county, we distribute 6.5 million pounds of food to 170 nonprofit programs serving approximately 44,500 low-income adults, seniors and children every year. For a list of our partner programs or to learn how you can become involved in the fight against hunger locally, please visit or call (734) 761-2796.

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