5055 AnnArbor/Saline Rd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Join Food Gatherers at our annual picnic extravaganza that helps fight hunger where we live!

More than 100 volunteers and dozens of area restaurants serve up a grilled feast for the whole family. The feast includes gourmet sausages, grilled chicken, scrumptious salads, delectable desserts and cash beer and wine. Businesses contributing to the feast include Al Dente Pasta Co., Arbor Brewing Company, The Common Grill, eve, and Casey’s Tavern.

Music by George Bedard and the Kingpins, RFD Boys and The White Ravens will keep toes tappin’, along with on-air media partner ann arbor’s 107one. Kids activities are hosted by the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and a food-inspired silent auction will provide fun for all.

Tickets are $50 in advance ($60 at the gate), or $10 for kids 13 and younger. Buy advance tickets online at www.foodgatherers.org or call 734.761.2796. Tickets are also available at Zingerman’s (Delicatessen, Roadhouse, and Bakehouse) in Ann Arbor, as well as Saline Picture Frame Co. and Dexter Picture Frame Co.

Proceeds enable Food Gatherers to rescue and distribute more than 4.2 million pounds of food annually to 150 nonprofit programs providing emergency food resources to those in need throughout Washtenaw County. Food Gatherers is Washtenaw County’s food bank and food rescue program. Food Gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community by reducing food waste through the rescue and distribution of perishable and non-perishable food, coordinating with other hunger relief providers, educating the public about hunger, and developing new food resources.

Added by foodgatherers on May 19, 2009