Gleaners is honored to announce it was named Food Bank of the Year by Feeding America!
We were recognized for courageous, adaptive leadership; strategically and innovatively driven decision making, and collaborative partnerships.
And none of that would have been possible without the support of every volunteer who packs food at our warehouses, every team member who goes above and beyond to serve the community, and every donor who generously supports us in our mission to achieve a food-secure community.
You are the real reason Gleaners is Food Bank of the Year.
Gerry Brisson, President & CEO of Gleaners Community Food Bank had this to say about the award:
Gleaners is changing the conversation about solving hunger in southeast Michigan through strategic partnerships and innovative initiatives such as:
- Best Food Forward: A groundbreaking school-based initiative that takes a holistic approach to solving food insecurity for children and their families.
- Healthy Food Home Delivery: This program is in collaboration and partnership with healthcare entities in the community and brings fresh, healthy food directly to the doorsteps of chronically ill patients.
- MILK Movement: An annual campaign that aims to provide kids with the nutritious food they need, starting with fresh milk, to grow up healthy, happy, and hopeful.
- My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery: A weekly pop-up market bringing quality, affordable food to communities across Metro Detroit.
Dr. Phillip Knight, executive director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan, says the national recognition is not surprising.
|Read the Press Release|