Food Gatherers: Rockin’ for the Hungry adds music memorabilia silent auction   


The Rockin’ for the Hungry Food and Fund Drive has added some incredible items to the online auction portion of the drive. For the first time ever, Ann Arbor’s 107one and Food Gatherers will be offering music memorabilia through an online silent auction. 107one is providing items that will excite all sorts of music fans, from a lyric sheet signed by Brian Wilson to an acoustic guitar signed by Passenger, and much more.

As with all the money raised for Rockin’, proceeds from the auction items will go to feed the one in seven of our neighbors who struggle with food insecurity.

The auction will run for the entirety of Rockin’, starting at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and running until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Here is the link to the silent auction website:


Ann arbor’s 107one, Food Gatherers and Kroger join forces to help alleviate hunger with six-day live radio broadcasts. 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 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.

Ann arbor’s 107one will be broadcasting live outside of the Maple Road Kroger store from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, with an additional broadcast from the Plymouth Road Kroger on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 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
 By phone: Call Food Gatherers at (734) 761-2796 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., MondayFriday.
 Create your own fundraising web page:

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 or call (734) 761-2796.

MAIN PHOTO: Cutline Food Gatherers CEO Eileen Spring, with 107one radio personalities Martin Bandyke and John Bommarito, at last year’s Rockin’ event.


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