Increasing access to healthy food in Washtenaw County

. December 31, 2019.

Food Gatherers, the Ann Arbor-based food rescue non-profit, believes that access to nutritious food is a basic human right. The Healthy School Pantry Program (HSPP), created by Food Gatherers in 2012, increases access to healthy food and encourages families to try a wide variety of produce. The program distributes food to 17 schools throughout Washtenaw County, partnering with schools that have a high rate of students qualifying for free or reduced-price school meals. Families with an enrolled child at a participating school can receive free fresh produce every month. Along with fruits and vegetables, families receive simple, low cost, and nutritious recipes that incorporate the distributed produce.

To learn more, contact Erin Freeman at 734-761-2796 or For a full list of participating schools, visit