Sweetland Center for Writing will be holding a food drive over the next few weeks through Food Gatherers to help out Washtenaw County folks who are having a difficult time, and to help local food sources meet the greatly increased demand for their services this year.
There is a box in Sweetland's lobby for faculty, staff and students to contribute non-perishable food items; it'll remain in the lobby through December 15th. It would be great if Sweetland could fill at least two of these food boxes! Below you’ll find a list of suggested items. Please visit the Food Gatherers website for further information.
Food Gatherers appreciates all types of non-perishable food donations, but they have the most requests from their partner agencies for the following items:
- Tuna Fish or other canned fish or meat
- Beef Stew, Meat Soups
- Hearty Soups
- Canned Spaghetti or Pasta
- Beans (kidney, pinto, green, yellow, refried or black beans)
- Baby Food or Formula
- Ensure or other nutritional supplement drinks
- Dry Beans
- Noodles, Macaroni
- Powdered Milk
- Pancake or Baking Mixes
- Granola Bars
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly (in plastic jars)
Food gatherers also collects (unopened) Personal Care Items:
- Disposable Razors
**Food Gatherers does not accept opened containers and expired products, and asks that you avoid items in glass as they sometimes break in transit. Thank You!