Gleaners receives Disney grant for Strategic Produce Planning

Gleaners is proud to have received a grant of $19,608 for Strategic Produce Planning from The Walt Disney Company (Disney). Providing healthy, nutritious food – particularly fresh fruits and vegetables – is a priority at Gleaners.  Our partner soup kitchens, pantries and shelters want to offer fresh, healthful choices to the people they serve. This grant helps Gleaners continue the work to ensure plentiful, healthy produce options for the hungry men, women and children we help feed in southeastern Michigan.

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 Disney is a proud partner of Feeding America, donating more than $3.9M to Feeding America since 2012.  Disney believes that its concern for kids and families must extend beyond their entertainment to the world in which they live.  The example Disney sets as a company of more than 175,000 is nothing compared to the impact that they have when they inspire the millions of kids and families they reach every day to take action and make a difference.  With its latest gift of $1.5M, Disney will support Feeding America and its network of food banks in rescuing and distributing produce to families in need by inspiring creative work plans to impact local change, while also providing the resources to implement significant changes in produce acquisition and distribution. With this support, Disney will help promote the well-being of kids and families who struggle with hunger while creating a brighter tomorrow.  

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