Other Ways to Give

Individual Giving Opportunities

Corporate Giving Opportunities

Individual Donors

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. Donate now .

Donor Advised Funds

If you have a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), you can use the DAF Direct form to authorize a donation right now to Gleaners. With just a few clicks, your donation from your Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable or BNY Mellon account will be transferred with no administrative or transaction fees.

Memorial or Honorary Gifts

Consider celebrating a birthday, wedding, or other special occasion with a gift to Gleaners. We will mail a card on your behalf with a personalized message! Donate now.

Planned Giving or Endowment

Leave a legacy of helping hungry children, families and seniors well into the future. You can support Gleaners through your will or estate plan or leave a gift to the Gleaners Endowment Fund. To learn how, please contact Cecile Aitchison at caitchison@gcfb.org.

In-Kind Donations

Gleaners accepts in-kind donations of goods and services. If you are interested in making an in-kind donation, please contact Stacy Kessel at skessel@gcfb.org.

Affinity Programs

There are lots of ways to support Gleaners by just doing the things you do every day. A portion of the proceeds of many sales can be donated to Gleaners when you use one of our affinity programs.

Corporate Sponsors

Sponsor an Event or Fundraising Campaign

Gleaners produces 5 major events each year that attract more than 3,000 guests. Gleaners also hosts matching gift campaigns throughout the year. As a match or event co-sponsor, you will receive mention in all media and press promotions and Gleaners marketing material including website, e-blast and social media exposure. To learn more about match opportunities, contact Stacy Kessel, Director of Marketing and Communications, at 313-571-0363 or skessel@gcfb.org. To learn more about event sponsorship, review our Events Brochure.

Support a School Food Mobile Pantry

Gleaners runs School Food Mobile pantries in more than 80 schools in our five county service area providing up to 150 households at each distribution with 30 pounds of nutritious food. A sponsorship of $10,000 helps Gleaners fund the annual cost of the participating school. To learn more, contact Cecile Aitchison at caitchison@gcfb.org.

Host a Food or Fund Drive

Host a food and/or fund drive at your place of business, school, church or other groups. Traditional food drives provide our partner agencies with a variety of greatly needed food items that go directly on their shelves to feed others. Virtual Food Drives are green (i.e., no boxes, no bags, no transportation costs or carbon emissions). For more information, visit our Food & Fund Drives webpage.

Sponsor a Mobile Billboard

Sponsor signage on one of our food pick-up/delivery trucks — or “mobile billboards” — that travel thousands of miles each year throughout the metro area. For more information, please contact Stacy Kessel at skessel@gcfb.org.



Gleaners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.