Kids Helping Kids
Over 300,000 children in our area receive 2 out of 3 meals at school. Some of these meals are free or at a reduced cost to the family. On the weekend, these children often go without meals. Gleaners partners with local schools to distribute BackPacks filled with nutritious food for children who rely on free or reduced priced meals during the week.
Each BackPack contains:
- shelf stable milk
- canned protein
- canned fruit
- canned vegetables
- whole grain cereal or crackers
School Food Mobiles
Our mission is to provide nutritious, healthy food to students and families at low-income schools in five counties, Livingston, Oakland, Wayne, Monroe and Macomb. School-Based Mobile Pantries provide 100- 150 families up to 30 pounds of food. Monthly distributions include fresh vegetables, fruit, and dry goods are provided all year round. This program includes nutrition education for the families. We currently support 75 school sites.
This is a service learning program. School-aged groups (5-18 years old) learn the importance of good nutrition, learn about hunger, volunteerism and how they can help through youth philanthropy. Youth groups pack food bags for distribution at school which are filled with weekend food for kids or snacks for after school programs. The program length is 2 – 2.5 hours.
- Kids Helping Kids – Detroit: Contact - email@example.com
- Kids Helping Kids – Warren: Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kids Helping Kids – Pontiac: Contact - email@example.com
Become a BackPack or School Food Mobile Donor
Foundations, companies and individual sponsors provide partial support for these programs. To support a school or classroom, please contact our Development Department at 866-GLEANER.
Work with an artist and create two clay bowls. One to keep and one to donate to Gleaners to support school based program. The required donation is $5 per participant. To volunteer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.