The 30th annual Food Gatherers’ picnic with a purpose will take place at 3 p.m., June 9. There is live music, kids’ activities, complimentary massages, a photo booth and more. Participants can bid on silent auction and raffle items. All proceeds go directly to support Food Gatherers’ mission of fighting hunger in Washtenaw County. One in seven Washtenaw County residents does not have enough to eat on a regular basis, and each adult ticket purchased for Grillin’ provides 150 meals to the community.
Guests will enjoy a robust feast of grilled gourmet sausages and corn, vegetarian fare and return paella by SavCo Hospitality. The feast this year also includes a kraut station from The Brinery, vegan sausages from Fresh Thyme, white bean salad from Casey’s Tavern, beer from Salt Springs Brewery, gourmet pizza served by Silvio’s Organic Ristorante e Pizzeria, Blueberry Buckle from Zingerman’s Bakehouse and myriad other donations from more than 30 food and beverage businesses.
Adult tickets are $75 in advance, and $85 at the door. Kid tickets are $10, and kids under 3 get in free. Location: 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Ann Arbor. Buy tickets online at FoodGatherers.org/grillin or call 734-761-2796.