Rockin' for the Hungry Campaign to Provide One Million Meals

Kroger, ann arbor 107one, and Food Gatherers will join forces to help alleviate hunger Nov. 28 Through Dec. 3

BY BTL STAFF

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One in seven people in Washtenaw County will have to choose between paying for medicine, gas or electricity and buying food to celebrate the holidays. In an effort to help provide one million meals to families facing food insecurity this year, give to Food Gatherers' annual Rockin' for the Hungry fund and food drive Nov. 28 - Dec. 3 in collaboration with ann arbor's 107one FM and Kroger.

Community leaders Irene Fast and Harold and Kay Peplau pledged $100,000 in matching funds again this year. Make a gift at any Kroger store in Washtenaw County during the campaign to have it matched dollar for dollar.

"In a nation of plenty, no one should go hungry," states Eileen Spring, CEO of Food Gatherers. "We rely on plenty of generosity to rescue food, deliver it to more than 150 partner programs and serve the people who need it most. We can't do it alone. With your support, we can mobilize all available resources to fight hunger where we live and eliminate its root causes."

ann arbor 107one will broadcast Rockin' for the Hungry live outside two Ann Arbor Kroger stores for six days:

Nov. 28, 7-10 a.m.

2641 Plymouth Road

Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

400 South Maple Road

Dec. 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

400 South Maple Road

More than 100 volunteers will be onsite at the Maple Road Kroger collecting donations and "freezin' for a reason" with Food Gatherers staff and ann arbor's 107one radio personalities.

Other Kroger locations in Washtenaw County will accept the donation of funds or non-perishable food items during the campaign. Members of the community are invited to create their own campaign this year also. Instructions for setting up a fundraising page are available online at http://www.foodgatherers.org/rockin.

Call Food Gatherers at 734-761-2796 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or visit http://www.foodgatherers.org/donate for more information.
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