We CAN do it together!
Dear Friends,

It's not too late for you double your impact by donating to CAN's emergency food fund! Our second $10,000 match campaign, generously sponsored by Mike and State Rep. Donna Lasinski, is still going strong, with nearly 2/3 of the match raised so far. Let's see how quickly we can reach our goal of $20,000 towards food and other basic needs for kids and families who are under-resourced!
Regardless of your ability to give during this difficult time, thank you for your continued support. It means the world to see so many community members rallying together in support of one another as we all navigate these new challenges.

Wishing you all the best,
Your friends at CAN
Program Highlights

CAN is continuing to distribute an agency-record amount of groceries and meals across four community center locations.

Staff and volunteers have done a tremendous job of adapting CAN's standard operating practices to current safety needs, including wearing gloves and cloth masks, pre-packaging groceries, and holding distributions outdoors to minimize social interaction in close-quarters.

Lilian at Sprouting Chefs and Allison Anastasio at Last Bite and their team continue to impress with their weekday dinners for CAN kids. These ~1000 meals per week are being served in addition to breakfasts and lunches from Ann Arbor Public Schools. Last week featured vegetarian fried rice, turkey chili, enchiladas, and pasta bolognese. Yum!
Ann Arbor Art Center , in collaboration with CAN Art & Design , has created 200 custom art boxes for CAN students. These boxes are arriving at our centers for distribution early next week! Stay tuned for more details about this exciting community partnership soon.
CAN Spotlight
While lots of CAN staff have transitioned to working from home in accordance with Governor Whitmer's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order, our community center directors at Bryant, Hikone, GBC, and Arrowwood Hills, as well as a limited team of VISTAs, interns, and volunteers are still working on site to implement CAN's food security programs. We are so proud of their efforts, and we're thrilled to see their hard work being recognized in the community.
How can you help?
Donate Towards Meals: Make a contribution to CAN's food fund to help provide out-of-school meals. All new donations will be matched up to $10,000 for double the impact!

Donate Food & Personal Care Items: CAN will no longer be accepting unscheduled, drop-in donations to minimize social interactions and reduce the spread of the virus. Instead, Michigan Medicine is partnering with Food Gatherers to safely collect and distribute donations for area nonprofits, including CAN. Donations accepted from 12pm-5pm Monday-Saturday at Dock 90 of 2800 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor. Click here for more info on their requirements.

If you want to donate directly to CAN, please contact us at info@canannarbor.org first to make arrangements.

Make-a-Meal: Drop off pre-made meals and/or snacks at a CAN location. Click here to learn more.

Spread the Word: Share these emails with your friends or family who are looking for a place to give, or follow and share our pages on Facebook and Instagram .
Need or know someone that needs food?

CAN's Bryant Community Center Market is open to all Washtenaw County residents.

Address:
3 W. Eden Ct.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Hours:
Mon-Tues: 10-4 pm
Wed-Thurs: 8:30-4 pm
Fri: 10-4 pm

Community Action Network
PO Box 130076, Ann Arbor, MI 48113
Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to create better futures for themselves and improve the communities in which they live.
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