Food Gatherers: Rockin’ for the Hungry Food and Fund Drive Returns  

 

Rockin’ for the Hungry Food and Fund Drive Returns ann arbor’s 107one, Food Gatherers and Kroger join forces to help alleviate hunger with six-day live radio broadcast

This holiday season, one in seven residents of Washtenaw County won’t have enough to eat. During the Rockin’ for the Hungry food and fund drive, community members can join Food Gatherers and ann arbor’s 107one at Washtenaw County Kroger stores to raise one million meals for food insecure people in our community. Food Gatherers staff and 107one radio personalities will be “freezin’ for a reason” with a six-day live radio broadcast outside of local Kroger stores from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2.

“Food Gatherers has been fighting hunger where we live for thirty years, and Rockin’ has been crucial to our work,” said Eileen Spring, president and CEO of Food Gatherers. “Hungry people in our community have to choose between buying food and paying for their utilities, medicine and transportation. Your support helps your neighbors overcome these obstacles.”

Donating is easy—make a financial gift or a donation of non-perishable food at any Kroger store in Washtenaw County, or give online at www.foodgatherers.org/rockin. Food Gatherers is in need of healthful, high protein items. A financial gift of $5 can provide 15 meals to food insecure families in our county.

Washtenaw County Kroger stores are vital partners in the fight against hunger. Kroger’s Zero Hunger, Zero Waste initiative shows the company’s commitment to ending hunger in our community while eliminating waste from its stores.

ann arbor’s 107one will be broadcasting live outside of the Maple Road Kroger store November 28 to December 2, with an additional broadcast from the Plymouth Road Kroger on Giving Tuesday, November 27. Community members can follow Rockin’s progress by tuning in to 107one or following Food Gatherers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Live broadcast schedule:  Tuesday, November 27, 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. @ Kroger, 2641 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor  Wednesday, November 28 – Saturday, December 1, 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.  @ Kroger, 400 South Maple Road, Ann Arbor  Sunday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  @ Kroger, 400 South Maple Road, Ann Arbor

Ways to contribute:

 In person at Kroger: Make a donation in cash or by check or credit card to Food Gatherers staff or volunteers outside the 400 South Maple Road Kroger store.
 At the cash register: Contribute at registers of any Kroger store in Washtenaw County.
 Online: Go to www.foodgatherers.org/rockin
 By phone: Call Food Gatherers at (734) 761-2796 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., MondayFriday.
 Create your own fundraising web page: www.foodgatherers.org/rockin

About Food Gatherers
Food Gatherers’ mission is to alleviate hunger in Washtenaw County. As the food bank and food rescue program for the county, we distribute more than 6.3 million pounds of food to 170 non-profit 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 www.foodgatherers.org or call (734) 761-2796.

About Ann Arbor’s 107one
Ann Arbor’s 107one is Ann Arbor’s leading adult radio station. Home to the Martin Bandyke program in the morning, the station reaches 45,300 adults each week in the Washtenaw region and can be heard at 107.1-FM or on the web with streaming audio at www.annarbors107one.com.

About The Kroger Co. of Michigan 
Incorporated in Michigan in 1909 and headquartered in Novi, The Kroger Co. of Michigan operates 122 Kroger stores, 75 fuel centers, 104 pharmacies and the Michigan Dairy. Michigan Kroger’s 19,000 associates are dedicated to the Kroger Purpose: to FEED the Human Spirit, by serving the region through food, inspiration and uplift, and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.

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