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Food Gatherers wins large grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture

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A Washtenaw County food bank is getting a significant boost in funding.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded an $85,000 grant to Food Gatherers. The local nonprofit is distributing the money to two partner organizations – Aid in Milan and the Manchester Community Resource Center – to help expand the programs in those two rural communities.

Eileen Spring is the CEO of Food Gatherers. She says these funds are a game changer.

“We’ve struggled, as a whole really, during COVID to get food to people that were not on public transportation, who could not leave their homes.”

Spring says a portion of the money will be used to purchase a delivery van, so those two programs can help reach more people.

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Taylor Pinson is a WEMU news reporter and engineer during WEMU's broadcast of NPR's All Things Considered.
Taylor Pinson is a WEMU news reporter and engineer during WEMU's broadcast of NPR's All Things Considered.
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