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Wells Fargo Advisors welcomed as a “Bread Winner” for Food Gatherers

ANN ARBOR, MI – Food Gatherers is happy to announce assistance from the Weissman, Eppler, Showich Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. The group has joined Food Gatherers’ Bread Winner program, the non-profit food bank’s new model for corporate support. The program was given its name because, “Bread is a staple item in any pantry, and in the same way, our corporate partners are a stable, annual source of giving and volunteerism for our food rescue and food bank program,” said Mary Schlitt, Chief Development Officer at Food Gatherers.

To become a Bread Winner, companies make a $15,000 annual commitment to Food Gatherers, the equivalent of 45,000 meals for Washtenaw County residents struggling with hunger. Bread Winners receive distinguished recognition at Food Gatherers’ warehouse which welcomes more than 15,000 visitors every year. They are also acknowledged in Food Gatherers’ marketing strategies throughout the year, including materials for their major events like the signature community picnic, Grillin’ for Food Gatherers, that takes place every June. As part of their Bread Winner commitment, Wells Fargo Advisors is a proud “Batty Benefactor” for Vampires’ Ball, Food Gatherers’ upcoming Halloween benefit on October 29th at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms.

“Our team is deeply committed to being active members of the Ann Arbor and surrounding community,” said Neil Weissman, Managing Director – Investments, Weissman Eppler Showich Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. “We value the important need Food Gatherers fills in our community and are dedicated to helping support their mission through our Bread Winner sponsorship,” he added.

Other esteemed companies in the Bread Winner program include: Busch’s Fresh Food Market, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Whole Foods Market and Zingerman’s Community of Businesses. To learn more about the program visit www.foodgatherers.org/breadwinner.

About Food Gatherers
Food Gatherers is Washtenaw County’s food bank and food rescue program, distributing 5.75 million pounds of food to 150 non-profit programs serving low-income adults, seniors and children annually. For a list of food donors and recipient agencies or to learn how you can become involved in the fight against hunger locally, please visit our website at www.foodgatherers.org or call (734) 761-2796.

About Wells Fargo Advisors
With $1.4 trillion in client assets as of December 31, 2013, Wells Fargo Advisors provides investment advice and guidance to clients through 15,280 full-service financial advisors and 3,328 licensed bankers. This vast network of advisors, one of the nation’s largest, serves investors through locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by two separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (members SIPC). Statistics include other broker-dealers of Wells Fargo & Company. www.wellsfargoadvisors.com