A Million Meals
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Tuesday, April 23rd
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Do you need emergency food assistance? There are a number of resources available, including through Gleaners' partner agency network. We are here to help!

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Please join us in helping provide food and hope to hungry neighbors in southeast Michigan. Together, we will end hunger in our communities.

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Want to Volunteer?

We offer several different opportunities for volunteering! From programs for children all the way to initiatives for Seniors. We would love your help!


Our Mission

To achieve a healthy, hunger-free community by empowering the people we serve through education, advocacy, access, and community engagement; building strong, collaborative partnerships with others in the community who also win when hunger is solved; setting best practices; and cultivating and fostering an energizing and spirited workforce. We serve Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, and Livingston Counties by distributing more than 43 million pounds a food a year to nearly 500 partner agencies.

Serving Southeastern Michigan Since 1977

For more than 40 years, Gleaners has had the honor of serving our community’s most vulnerable citizens by serving as the vital link between available food and those who need it most. We are changing the conversation on how to end hunger by implementing innovative and data-driven solutions, and our efforts and leadership have been recognized by Charity Navigator, Crain’s, and more.

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Upcoming Events & Food Drives

Women's Power Breakfast | Gleaners Community Food Bank
Apr 23, 2019 

2019 Women's Power Breakfast

Food insecurity is a barrier to students’ academic success.On April 23, we will share our vision on solving food insecurity for families and honor two of the many champions who fight every day for our community's students!
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Food for Fines | Gleaners Community Food Bank
Mar 20 - April 30, 2019

2019 Food for Fines

Between March 20 and April 30 participating libraries will be accepting non-perishable food donations on behalf of Gleaners as they work together to help those in need in many communities throughout southeast Michigan! 
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Bunnyville | Gleaners Community Food Bank
Apr 19 - Apr 20

Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo

Hop on over to Bunnyville at the Detroit Zoo, from 9 AM - 3PM on April 19th and 20th. An “eggstravaganza” of family fun is planned for the Detroit Zoo’s annual Bunnyville celebration, featuring games, crafts, live entertainment, and zookeeper talks!
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Food Bank News and Updates

Round up your spare change.

Help feed hungry neighbors with your spare change!

No one should face hunger during the giving season. Join us in making a small difference every day, by making a donation and rounding up the change on your purchases to the nearest dollar for hungry neighbors.
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Food Security | Gleaners Community Food Bank

You Can't Have A Food Secure Child Without...

According to recent research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 13 million children in the United States live in food insecure homes, the long-term effects of which can have a detrimental effect on the bodies, minds, and behavior of children.  
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Dole | Gleaners Community Food Bank

The Journey of a 'Can of Sunshine'

Dole Packaged Foods is brightening up the lives of families in Gleaners Community Food Bank’s service area of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland and Wayne counties with “cans of sunshine.”  
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Collaborative Discussions on Food Insecurity

Food for Thought on WJR

Hosted by Dr. Phillip Knight, Executive Director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan, the show Food for Thought’ is scheduled to air on Sunday nights at 8:00 PM after the Agriculture Report on News/Talk 760 AM WJR. Gerry Brisson, Chair of the Board of the Food Bank Council of Michigan, and President of Gleaners Community Food Bank will co-host the show. Topics include “Who’s Hungry,” “Spotlight on Senior Hunger,” and “Tools in the Anti-Hunger Tool Box – Creating the Safety Net”.

 Listen to the latest show below! More shows will be added as they’re available.

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