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:

Food Items:

  • Tuna Fish or other canned fish or meat
  • Beef Stew, Meat Soups
  • Hearty Soups
  • Canned Spaghetti or Pasta
  • Chili
  • Beans (kidney, pinto, green, yellow, refried or black beans)
  • Baby Food or Formula
  • Ensure or other nutritional supplement drinks
  • Rice 
  • Dry Beans
  • Noodles, Macaroni
  • Powdered Milk
  • Pancake or Baking Mixes
  • Cereal/Oatmeal
  • Granola Bars
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly (in plastic jars)

Food gatherers also collects (unopened) Personal Care Items:

  • Diapers
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • 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!