Food Gatherers

The carrot is nutritious, practical and has deep roots, just as Food Gatherers has deep roots in our community. We exist to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community.

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Ann Arbor, MI – EIN 382853858 foodgatherers.org

Established 1988, Michigan’s first food rescue program

Food Gatherers is not only Michigan’s first food rescue program, but the first program of its kind to be founded by a for-profit business, Zingerman’s Delicatessen.

A few days before Thanksgiving in 1988, Food Gatherers volunteers borrowed a van and collected 50 pounds of vegetables, bread, milk, and eggs from half a dozen grocery stores and restaurants. The food was quickly re-distributed to hot meal programs in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.

Today, Food Gatherers is an independent 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors and operated by 30 staff people and 7,500 volunteers. In Fiscal Year 2019, we distributed 6.6 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 5.5 million meals, to our neighbors in need.

Values

We are committed to providing the best possible service to the community. Service guides all that we do.
All Food Gatherers’ actions are based on our commitment to serve people experiencing hunger.
We are committed to distributing safe, usable, nutritious, and appealing food.
We believe that food is a basic human right.
We are committed to and work for equity, and an ideal world in which all people have access to food, shelter, meaningful work, dignity, and freedoms.
To us, growth is two-fold: a commitment to long-term strategic planning as well as responsiveness to the needs of the community and to new opportunities for meeting those needs.
We recognize and honor the different roles and responsibilities of the staff and the board of directors, but view this core group as members of one team working toward a common goal.
The same values that guide our service to the community also guide our relations to one another.
We believe that everyone can play a role in the fight against hunger.
We fight hunger efficiently. We regard the gifts of food, money and time that we receive as a sacred trust to be administered for the most effective hunger relief possible.
We are a fiscally responsible organization.
We are committed to honoring diversity in all forms: identities, experiences and thought. We believe in the value of participation in active dialogue to fulfill our shared mission.
Who we serve

170 non-profit agencies and programs providing direct food assistance in the form of hot meals, nutritious snacks or emergency groceries to low-income adults, seniors and children in Washtenaw County.

Food Gatherers provides our agency partners with:

Mostly free (70%) and low cost food
Capacity building grants
Training to register eligible clients for federal and state benefit programs
Customized food safety training by licensed food safety professionals on our staff
Food Gatherers provides direct service through our Community Kitchen and Job Training Program located in the Robert J. Delonis Center in downtown Ann Arbor:

1,600 volunteers prepare and serve nearly 75,000 plates of food to people in need each year at the Community Kitchen.
Students of the Job Training and Internship programs are chosen from at-risk youth (ages 16-20). They gain basic training in the culinary arts and work to develop work ethics and life skills.
Food sources

Food Gatherers rescues food that would otherwise go to waste from more than 300 local sources including food retailers, restaurants and food wholesalers. As members of both the Food Bank Council of Michigan and Feeding America, we are connected to statewide and national corporate and government food donations. Our Growing Initiatives are dramatically increasing the amount of local vegetables available to our partners:

Faith and Food – a coordinated campaign to encourage congregations and community organizations to start gardens and donate a portion of their harvest.
Plant a Row for the Hungry – encourages local gardeners to grow a little extra to donate to food banks.
Huron Valley Women’s Correctional Facility – their horticulture program provides tons of fresh produce.
Michigan Farm to Food Bank – we pay local farmers to grow tons of fruits and vegetables.
We acquire food from donations made to food drives held throughout the year. We also purchase bulk food items!

Connecting the dots between hunger and public health

Our neighbors living in poverty face a much higher likelihood of having high cholesterol, diabetes and other diet related ailments. Food Gatherers is focused on distributing not just more pounds of food but more nutritionally valuable food. In our last fiscal year, 60% of all food distributed was fresh fruits, vegetables or meat, eggs, and other protein items!

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FOOD GATHERERS

ANN ARBOR, MI 48105-9290 | Tax-exempt since Sept. 1989
  • EIN: 38-2853858
  • Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3)
    Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
  • Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
Fiscal year ending

June 2019

Fiscal year ending June

2019

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990

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990 (filed on Jan. 13, 2020)

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Fiscal year ending

Dec. 2018

Fiscal year ending Dec.

2018

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990-T

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

June 2018

Fiscal year ending June

2018

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990
Audit

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990 (filed on Dec. 7, 2018)

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Total Revenue

$12,818,136

Total Functional Expenses $12,446,616
Net income $371,520
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $12,387,057 96.6%
Program services $239,953 1.9%
Investment income $15,273 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $168,337 1.3%
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $7,516 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $150,937 1.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,190,038 9.6%
Other
Total Assets $8,218,274
Total Liabilities $151,435
Net Assets $8,066,839
Fiscal year ending

June 2017

Fiscal year ending June

2017

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990 (filed on Nov. 28, 2017)

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Total Revenue

$13,713,543

Total Functional Expenses $13,698,708
Net income $14,835
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $13,581,005 99.0%
Program services $0
Investment income $4,762 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising -$109,696
Sales of assets -$1,447
Net inventory sales $228,928 1.7%
Other revenue $9,991 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $131,250 1.0%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,219,912 8.9%
Other
Total Assets $7,834,592
Total Liabilities $140,173
Net Assets $7,694,419
Fiscal year ending

June 2016

Fiscal year ending June

2016

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990

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990 (filed on Feb. 21, 2017)

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Total Revenue

$13,080,410

Total Functional Expenses $13,204,868
Net income -$124,458
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $12,828,500 98.1%
Program services $0
Investment income $7,199 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$1,042
Net inventory sales $229,568 1.8%
Other revenue $16,185 0.1%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $139,799 1.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,169,437 8.9%
Other
Total Assets $7,814,206
Total Liabilities $136,272
Net Assets $7,677,934
Fiscal year ending

June 2015

Fiscal year ending June

2015

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990

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990 (filed on Feb. 11, 2016)

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Total Revenue

$12,563,096

Total Functional Expenses $12,570,382
Net income -$7,286
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $12,310,013 98.0%
Program services $247,385 2.0%
Investment income $5,912 0.0%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets -$4,200
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $3,986 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $135,176 1.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,020,942 8.1%
Other
Total Assets $7,490,127
Total Liabilities $165,155
Net Assets $7,324,972
Fiscal year ending

June 2014

Fiscal year ending June

2014

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990

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990 (filed on Dec. 29, 2014)

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Total Revenue

$11,217,185

Total Functional Expenses $10,723,736
Net income $493,449
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $11,017,414 98.2%
Program services $187,480 1.7%
Investment income $6,919 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $5,000 0.0%
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $372 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $124,156 1.2%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $1,022,809 9.5%
Other
Total Assets $7,498,730
Total Liabilities $166,472
Net Assets $7,332,258
Fiscal year ending

June 2013

Fiscal year ending June

2013

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990

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990

Total Revenue

$11,017,818

Total Functional Expenses $9,700,763
Net income $1,317,055
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $10,518,998 95.5%
Program services $488,564 4.4%
Investment income $9,469 0.1%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $787 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $110,322 1.1%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $930,954 9.6%
Other
Total Assets $7,312,428
Total Liabilities $473,619
Net Assets $6,838,809
Fiscal year ending

June 2012

Fiscal year ending June

2012

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990

Total Revenue

$10,123,587

Total Functional Expenses $10,074,235
Net income $49,352
Notable sources of revenue Percent of total revenue
Contributions $9,562,564 94.5%
Program services $543,760 5.4%
Investment income $16,998 0.2%
Bond proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental property income $0
Net fundraising $0
Sales of assets $0
Net inventory sales $0
Other revenue $265 0.0%
Notable expenses Percent of total expenses
Executive compensation $96,321 1.0%
Professional fundraising fees $0
Other salaries and wages $858,867 8.5%
Other
Total Assets $5,623,516
Total Liabilities $101,762
Net Assets $5,521,754
Fiscal year ending

June 2011

Fiscal year ending June

2011

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990

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990

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Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

June 2010

Fiscal year ending June

2010

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2009

Fiscal year ending June

2009

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990

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Fiscal year ending

June 2008

Fiscal year ending June

2008

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990

Form 990 documents available

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Fiscal year ending

June 2007

Fiscal year ending June

2007

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990

Form 990 documents available

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Fiscal year ending

June 2006

Fiscal year ending June

2006

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990

Form 990 documents available

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Fiscal year ending

June 2005

Fiscal year ending June

2005

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990

Form 990 documents available

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Fiscal year ending

June 2004

Fiscal year ending June

2004

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

Fiscal year ending

June 2003

Fiscal year ending June

2003

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990

Form 990 documents available

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Fiscal year ending

June 2002

Fiscal year ending June

2002

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990

Form 990 documents available

Extracted filing data is not available for this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.


Last Updated: 2020-11-24 08:05