Take the Zingerman’s Tour de Food and Help Support Avalon Housing!

Take a trip around the Land of a Thousand Flavors in January and February and help support the work of Avalon Housing. Avalon’s mission is to develop and manage permanent affordable housing with support services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Visit the Zingerman’s Deli, Roadhouse, Creamery, Bakehouse and Coffee Company in a 24-hour period, get this passport signed by a staff member at each stop, and we’ll donate $5 (per person) to Avalon Housing. Passports are available at any Zingerman’s location (on the back cover of our newsletter) or you can download it here. (As a bonus, completing the tour and turning in your passport also gets you entered into a monthly drawing for a $250 gift card!)

Avalon first opened its doors in 1992 as a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing affordable, supportive housing to our community’s most vulnerable residents. Providing this support helps tenants to achieve stability, and be part of a productive community. It also helps them to maintain housing in a safe and supportive environment.  Avalon prioritizes serving the following populations:

  • People with mental illness
  • People with physical disabilities
  • Survivors of domestic violence
  • People with substance abuse disorders
  • Homeless Veterans
  • Homeless youth
  • Chronically homeless
  • individuals and families

Last year, Avalon maintained 280 Apartments in 25 Ann Arbor locations, serving 400 tenants and 75 Children.

Avalon believes:
– The most effective solution to ending homelessness is supportive housing.
– Safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right.
– Building community is essential to helping people achieve self-sufficiency.

Zingerman’s is a proud supporter of Avalon Housing and we hope that you’ll join in helping to make an end to homelessness in Ann Arbor. The health of our community is a responsibility we all share. Please help by embarking on the Tour de Food at Zingerman’s, and invite your friends! You may also make a direct donation to Avalon Housing. Find out more at