Food Gatherers Announces Sponsorship of the 2019 Summer Food Service Program

 

In Washtenaw County, 8,050 children are food-insecure, meaning they do not have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, and more than 27 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program (Map the Meal Gap 2016, Feeding America and Kids Count, Michigan League for Public Policy).

When school is out for the summer, these students and their families lose access to an important source of food – school breakfast and/or lunch. In an effort to bridge the meal gap for children during the summer months, Food Gatherers will sponsor 32 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites for children in Washtenaw County from June 17 – Aug. 23. The 2019 Summer Food Service Program is offered in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education and is funded by Toyota. Additionally, Food Gatherers will pilot a mobile summer food program funded by United Way of Washtenaw County.

Chronic hunger has an especially detrimental impact on children who are still growing and developing. Government nutrition-based programs, such as the SFSP, can play an important role in promoting lifelong healthy eating. The SFSP is carefully designed to fill the nutrition gap during summer months by providing children with free nutritious meals in a safe environment that also provides enrichment and recreational activities.

Free meals will be available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to 26 years of age who are enrolled in an educational program that is recognized by a state or local public educational agency. The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Free meals will be provided at the sites listed below; some restrictions apply at closed sites. Additional site times and restrictions can be found on the Food Gatherers website

Summer Food Service Program 2019
• Open Sites are open to any child on site during the time of meal service.
• Closed sites may have restrictions. Please reach out to the contact listed for each closed site for more information.
• Dates and times may change. Please call the site first or visit www.foodgatherers.org/summerfood for updated listings
• All sites closed July 4th.

Ann Arbor Sites
Free meals will be provided at the sites listed below; some restrictions apply to closed sites.

Avalon Housing — Carrot Way (Open Site)
31 Carrot Way, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Dates of Program: June 24th-August 15th
Monday-Thursday: Lunch 12:00-1:00PM; Snack 3:30-4:00PM,
Contact: Maria Samaniego (734) 827-4095

Avalon Housing – Pauline Community Center (Open Site)
1500 Pauline Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Dates of Program: June 24th-August 15th
Monday-Thursday: Lunch 12:00-1:00PM; Snack 3:30-4:00PM
Contact: Layton Price (734) 668-5858 x502

CAN – Arrowwood Cooperative (Open Site)
2566 Arrowwood Tr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Dates of Program: June 24th–August 1st
Monday-Thursday: Breakfast 9:00-10:00AM; Dinner 12:00-1:00PM
Contact: TBD

CAN – Bryant Community Center (Closed Site)
3 W. Eden Ct, Ann Arbor 48108
Dates of Program: June 24th – August 1st
Monday-Thursday: Breakfast 12:00-12:45; Dinner 4:30-5:00
Contact: Colette DeRaud, (734)477-0292

CAN-Green Baxter Court (Open Site)
1737 Green Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Dates of Program: June 24th– August 1st
Monday-Thursday: Breakfast 12:00-12:45PM; Dinner 4:30-5:00PM
Contact: Hamilton Metzler (734) 622-9590

CAN-Hikone (Open Site)
Last updated: 7/1/19
2724 Hikone Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Dates of Program: June 24th – August 1st
Monday-Thursday: Breakfast 12:00-12:45PM; Dinner 4:30-5:00PM
Contact: TBD (734) 973-1183

Orchard Grove (Open Site)
2835 S. Wagner Rd, Ann Arbor, 48103
Dates of Program: June 17th – August 23rd
Monday-Friday: Lunch 12:30-1:30PM; Snack 2:30-3:00PM
Contact: TBD

Peace Neighborhood Center (Open Site)
1111 North Maple Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Dates of Program: June 24th-August 22nd
Monday-Thursday: Breakfast 9:00-9:45AM; Snack 2:15-2:30PM
Contact: Bonnie Billups, Jr. (734) 662-3564

Pine Lake Village Co-Op (Open Site)
2680 Adrienne Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Dates of Program: June 17th-August 23th
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Lunch 12:00-1:00PM; Snack 2:00-3:00PM
Contact: Paula Bullis (734) 994-9177

Pittsfield Elementary (Open Site)
2543 Pittsfield Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Dates of Program: July 22rd-August 15th
Monday-Thursday: Breakfast 8:45-9:15AM; Lunch 11:30AM-12:15PM
Contact: Tomeka Brann (734) 997-1905Farm

West Arbor/PNC (Open Site)
717 N. Maple, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Dates of Program: June 24th-August 9th
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Lunch 12-1PM; Snack 2:30-3PM
Contact: Anabel Cruz (734) 662-3564

Belleville Sites

Rawsonville Woods (Open Site)
10825 Rawsonville Rd, Belleville, MI 48111
Dates of Program: June 17th-August 23rd
Monday-Friday: Lunch 1:00-2:00PM, Snack 3:00-3:30PM
Contact: Dean @ Food Gatherers 734-761-2796

Van Buren Estates (Open Site)
16800 Lohr Rd, Belleville 48111
Dates of Program: June 17th – August 23rd
Last updated: 7/1/19
Monday-Friday: Lunch 12:30-1:15PM; Snack 2:00-2:30PM
Contact: Dean @ Food Gatherers 734-761-2796

Ypsilanti Sites

Bottles-N-Backpacks (Open Site)
111 S. Wallace (Old Chapelle Elem), Ypsilanti 48198
Dates of Program: June 17th-August 23rd
Monday-Friday: Breakfast 8:00-9:00AM; Lunch 11:30AM-12:30PM
Contact: Deata McLemore (734) 219-7101

CAN-Brick Elementary (Open Site)
8970 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Dates of Program: June 24th –August 1st
Monday-Thursday: Breakfast 11:45AM-12:30PM;
Dinner 3:00-4:00PM
Contact: Carolyn Wesley (734)263-1629

Christian Love Ballin’ in the Park (Open Site)
1305 Stamford, Superior Charter Township, MI 48198
Dates of Program: June 19th-July 24th
Wednesday: Dinner 5:30-6:30PM
Contact: Pastor Harold Wimberly (734) 545-5341

First Fine Arts (Open Site)
6420 Textile Rd, Ypsilanti MI 48197
Dates of Program: June 17th-August 23th
Monday-Friday: Breakfast 6:30-8:00AM; Lunch 12:00-1:00PM;
Contact: Paige Dubisky (734) 352-1935

Global Tech Academy (Open Site)
1715 East Forest Ave., Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Dates of Program: June 17th – August 2nd
Monday-Friday: Breakfast 9:00-10:00AM; Lunch 12:00-1:00PM
Contact: Brenda Meadows (734)972-2764

Grace Fellowship Church/Sugarbrook Park (Open Site)
1301 S. Harris Rd., Ypsilanti MI 48197
Dates of Program: June 24th-August 15th
Monday-Thursday: Breakfast 9:00-10:00AM; Lunch 12:00-1:00PM;
Contact: Karen Lewis (734) 971-6337 x324

Hollow Creek (Open Site)
118 S. Grove St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Dates of Program: June 17th – August 23rd
Monday-Friday: Lunch 1:30-2:30PM; Snack 3:00-3:45PM
Last updated: 7/1/19
Contact: TBD

Lakeview Estates: (Open Site)
9910 Geraldine St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Dates of Program: June 24th-August 23th
Monday-Friday: Lunch 12:45-1:45PM,
Contact Brittney Parker (734)481-1152

Lincoln Middle School (Open Site)
8744 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Dates of Program: June 24th-July 25th
Monday-Thursday: Breakfast 8:00-9:00AM; Lunch 11:00AM-12:00PM
Contact: Jennifer Pocock (734)484-7004

Parkridge Community Center (Open Site)
591 Armstrong Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Dates of Program: July 1st -August 16th
Monday-Friday: Breakfast 8:00-9:00AM; Lunch 12:00-1:00PM
Contact: Loviesa Brown (734) 483-7700

Sauk Trail Pointe (Open Site)
928 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Dates of Program: June 24th – August 23rd
Monday-Friday: Lunch 1:30-2:30PM; Snack 3:00-3:30PM
Contact: TBD

Schooner Cove (Open Site)
5050 Schooner Cove Blvd, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Dates of Program: June 17th-August 23rd
Monday-Friday: Lunch 2:15-2:45PM; Snack 3:30-4:00PM
Contact: Dean @ Food Gatherers 734-761-2796

St. John the Baptist – VBS (Open Site)
411 Florence St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Dates of Program: July 8th- August 8th
Monday-Thursday: Lunch 12:00-1:00PM; Snack 2:30-3:30PM
Contact: Stephanie Urban (734) 483-3360

Superior Township Community Park/Summer Playground (Open Site)
1305 Stamford, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Dates of Program: June 24th-August 15th
Monday-Thursday: Breakfast 9:00-10:00AM; Lunch 12:00-1:00PM;
Contact: Juan Bradford (734) 649-1991

Sycamore Meadows (Open Site)
1273 Stamford Ct, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Last updated: 7/1/19
Dates of Program: June 17th – August 23rd
Monday-Friday: Lunch 1:00-2:00PM; Snack 3:00-3:30PM
Contact: Sentra Brownlee (248) 802-0387

West Willow Neighborhood Association (Open Site)
2057 Tyler Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Dates of Program: June 24th-August 15th
Monday-Thursday: Breakfast: 9:00-10:00AM; Lunch 12:00-1:00PM
Contact: Karen Lewis (734) 971-6339 x324

Ypsilanti District Library – Michigan Avenue (Open Site)
229 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Dates of Program: June 17th–August 9th
Monday-Friday: Lunch 1:30-2:30PM
Contact: Joy Cichewicz (734) 482-4110 ext. 1314

Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker (Open Site)
5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Dates of Program: June 17th–August 9th
Monday-Friday: Lunch 1:00-2:00PM
Contact: Molly Beedon (734) 482-4110

Whitmore Lake Sites
Whitmore Lake Elementary School (Open Site)
1077 Barker Rd, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
Dates of Operation: August 5th – August 15th
Monday-Thursday: Breakfast 8:30-9:00AM; Lunch 11:30AM-12:00PM
Heidi Roy-Borland (734) 449-2051

About Food Gatherers
Food Gatherers’ mission is to alleviate hunger and eliminate its root causes in Washtenaw County. As the food rescue and food bank program for the county, we distribute 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.

 

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