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Feeding Our Hungry Neighbors

For nearly 40 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been "feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities.” Last year, Gleaners distributed 34.5 million pounds of emergency food to more than 535 partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties.

How you can help

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Two powerful events to raise one million meals for hungry children.

Enjoy sips, savories, and a wonderful silent auction at the 3rd annual Women's Power Happy Hour where hundreds of powerful women come together to help kick off our Million Meal Match to help feed hungry children this spring.

Join more than 600 powerful women (and men) for Gleaners' 23rd annual Women's Power Breakfast at Detroit's historic Eastern Market for a light breakfast and inspiring program.

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Programs

DTE
Energy Farm

The DTE Energy Farm is dedicated to providing fresh, local fruits and vegetables to our community's hungry people.

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Cooking
Matters™

Cooking Matters™ is a groundbreaking nutrition-education program that connects families with food by teaching them how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on a limited budget.

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Fresh Food
Share

The Fresh Food Share (FFS) is a community food program that provides affordable access to fresh produce, increased nutrition knowledge and support for local farmers. The FFS program is offered at sites throughout Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park and Pontiac.

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Food Assistance
Outreach (SNAP)

SNAP Outreach helps people determine their eligibility and register for food assistance benefits. In doing so, we help more individuals gain access to steady source of food and relieve the strain on emergency food pantries.

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Every Donation Makes a Difference

Your gift of
$25.00
Equals to
150 meals
Feeds a family
for 2 weeks.
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News and Events

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  • Hunger Heroes School Challenge

    Sunday, November 01, 2015 at 11:30 AM through May 31, 2016
    Detroit, MI

    Your School Can Make A Difference! The Hunger Heroes School Challenge is a fun and...
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  • Detroit Boat Show

    Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM through February 21, 2016
    Cobo Center Detroit, MI

    Bring 5 canned food items to donate to Gleaners between 3 and 6 pm on...
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Volunteer Opportunities

“We chose to volunteer at Gleaners because of all the great work they do in the community. We feel compelled to give back to families who are less fortunate.

On a personal note, I was a recipient of food bank food when my twin daughters were first born. I don't know what I would have done back then and want to pay forward the blessings I have received in life now that I am on my own two feet."

- Angela, Volunteer at Gleaners

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