Food Gatherers, the featured charity for the A2 Turkey Trot, exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community. They are committed to distributing safe, usable, nutritious, and appealing food to 150 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 rescues food that would otherwise go to waste from more than 300 local sources including food retailers, restaurants, and food wholesalers. Food Gatherers regards the gifts of food and money that they receive as a sacred trust to be administered for the most effective hunger relief possible. As you register for the A2 Turkey Trot, please consider making a donation to Food Gatherers... and be sure to bring a donation of non-perishable food or fresh produce to their collection area at the A2 Turkey Trot on race day, Saturday, November 19. All donations collected on Saturday at the A2 Turkey Trot will be distributed in time for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.