Food Gatherers wins large grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture
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.
Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support. Make your donation to WEMU today to keep your community NPR station thriving.