November's Nonprofit Spotlight is on Growing Hope!

Growing Hope fosters an equitable and sustainable local food system where all people are empowered to grow, sell, buy, prepare, and eat nourishing food. 

Their vision is for Ypsilanti to be a community where all people–particularly those with barriers due to race, class, culture, language, ability, and mobility–have access to nourishing local food that is culturally appropriate and affordable, can grow and prepare their own harvests, and may earn a living as a food grower, producer, or entrepreneur.

Donate directly to Growing Hope


Events to support Growing Hope

Zingerman's Mail Order Warehouse Shop Fundraiser Sale
November 18, 2022
9:00 am –10:00 pm

Come visit out Zingerman's Mail Order Warehouse Shop on November 18th! The funds collected from all purchases made from the Warehouse Shop for the entire day will be donated to Growing Hope! The ZMO Warehouse Shop is located at 710 Phoenix Drive in Ann Arbor. It's open from 9:00 am to 10:00pm. Come down and find some delicious deals for a great cause!

What's going on at Growing Hope?

Ypsilanti Area Online Market: This remains a low-contact way to access fresh local goods all year long. Place your order between Thursday and Sunday and pick it up Tuesday between 3pm and 7pm at the Ypsilanti Farmers Marketplace. Place your order:

The Produce Cart will be open with free produce each day through the end of the growing season--follow them on Instagram for daily updates

How to support Growing Hope

The Ypsilanti Farmers MarketPlace is a drop-off location for items for housing insecure community members this winter. Drop off during the Ypsilanti Area Online Market on Tuesdays from 3p-7p. They are looking for the following items: Tents (all pieces included), Sleeping bags (intact zippers), Coats (intact zippers, no holes), Hand warmers, Gloves, Hats, Small green propane tanks that go with indoor portable heaters, Small indoor portable propane heaters, Boots, Mylar emergency blankets, and Winter hygiene (chapstick, lotion).

You can also volunteer! Check out to sign up!

Or of course, donate! You can donate cash in person at various Zingerman's businesses this month or donate directly by clicking the donate button on this page.

Why Zingerman's loves Growing Hope

This special organization has already had a tremendous impact on the Ypsilanti community and beyond. They bring nutrition and knowledge of food systems to local residents, helping people learn how to grow food in a more sustainable way through their urban farming and gardening. We also love their community kitchen and the support it provides to so many people. Food is truly is life and Growing Hope does a fantastic job of helping the community flourish.

Donate directly to Growing Hope