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Give a Hand for the Holidays

Five dollars or pounds

Donate $5 or 5 lbs to help
make someone's holiday brighter!

Gleaners is reaching out to business, civic and religious organizations to “Give a Hand for the Holidays.” With your support, we provided 900,000 meals in 2012. This year our goal is to provide 1,000,000 meals for our hungry neighbors in need. By holding a food or fund drive between October 1st and December 31st and encouraging your group members to each give $5 or 5 lbs, you can help hungry families in our community have a happy and healthy holiday season.

An increasing number of Michigan families are facing hunger as a result of job loss, foreclosure, or wage reduction. 1 in 5 people in Michigan struggle with hunger and over 770,000 people are missing meals each week. 40% of those seeking assistance are children. Meals provided by “Give a Hand for the Holidays” will be distributed to hungry families through our 550 partner agencies across the five counties Gleaners serves.

Help your neighbors in need by organizing a “Give a Hand for the Holidays” drive. Food or funds – it’s your choice - both are critical to feeding those in need!

Gleaners can provide everything you need to host a successful drive:

  • Food & Fund Drive Kit, a step-by-step guide to organizing a drive
  • A food drive coordinator to answer questions and help make your drive a success
  • Food drive boxes, posters, “I Fed Someone Today” stickers and donor wall cards
  • Collection canisters for monetary donations. Every dollar you raise provides three meals because of Gleaners' close relationships with companies in the food processing industry
  • A centralized holiday “Shop with Us” virtual food drive page which includes the option to select your company/team. We will send you a weekly online donation status report on how much your group has raised
  • Gleaners can arrange a donation pick-up if your collection exceeds 250 pounds
  • Acknowledgement on the Gleaners webpage

You can make a difference in the lives of our hungry neighbors. 
Register your drive now.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Melnick at or 866-GLEANER ext. 270. 

If your school is looking to get involved, click here to learn about the Hunger Heroes School Challenge.


Food Drive Kit - Business (pdf)

Give a Hand for the Holidays - Flyer (pdf)

2013 Participants

10 North Bar and Grill
5-Hour Energy
8 Mile Trade Center
A Helping Hand For Kids
Adcraft PM
Adoba Hotels
Alcoa ATI 
Ally - Auburn Hills, MI
Alpha League Rap Battles
Anytime Fitness 
Anytime Fitness - St Clair Shores
Anytime Fitness- Brighton
Ascension Health
Ask Dr. Nandi
Autoneum North America
B.A.L.L. Foundation
Bank of America- Brighton
Barb Ruprecht's Fill the Van
Beaumont Hospital
Benefit Outsourcing Solutions
Best Homes Title
BI Worldwide
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
BMT Aerospace
Body Energy Fitness
Bosch Battery Systems
Brighton Harley Davison
Brighton Health Center
Brighton Housekeeping Associates
California Pizza Kitchen
Capital Insurance Group
Caraco Pharmaceuticals
Caretel Inns of Brighton
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
Chrysler Corporate Accounts
Class Appraisal
Clinton Place Apartmetns
Comcast- Wixom
Comerica Bank
Community Financial Credit Union
Conway Freight & Texas Roadhouse
Credit Acceptance Corperation
Crestmark Bank
Cromaine Library 
Custom Business Solutions
Customized Day Spa
CVS Caremark distribution 
Dakkota Systems
Davenport University 
DCS Corporation
Dean Chiropractic
Dearborn Heights City Libraries
DeMarco Harris
Dentistry By Trinity, P.C.
Detroit Receiving Hospital
Detroit Shriners Silver Garden
Dialogue Marketing
Dickey's Barbecue
Dorsey Schools
Downriver Roller Dollz
Dynamic Computer Corp
Emergent Systems
Ernst and Young
European Salon
Fed Ex Trade Network
Fenimore Court Apartments
Gary Knurek Goodyear Tire
General Motors - PPO
General Motors - Romulus Engine Operations
General Motors Comptrollers group
GKN Driveline
Glenda McGuire State Farm Office
GM JumpStart Community Service
Godfrey Hammel, Danneels CPAs and Advisors
Great Lakes Trading Post and Gifts
Green Stone Farm Credit Service
Henry Ford Community College
Holistic Chiropractic
Hutchinson FTS, Inc.
IHS Automotive
Ikea Canton
Industrial Automation
Ingersoll Rand
ITT Tech- Southfield
Jack n' Jill
Keller Williams
Kings Pointe Apartments
Kostal NA
KUKA Robotics Corp
Lake Trust Bank
Lawrence Tech IFC
Lipton Law
Livingston Community Mental health
Lucky Hair Company
Madonna University
Mainstreet Chiropractic
Mali Pediatrics
Marygrove College 
Match RX
Meadowbrook Insurance
Merrill Lynch-Bloomfield Hills
Metro Cheer & Dance
Michigan First Credit Union
Michigan Indian Community
Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority
Michigan Society of Association Executives
Miss Dig Systems
Mitshubishi Climate Control
Mitten Crate
Mr. Furnace
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
National Wealth Management
National Weather Service
Nexlink Communications LLC
Nissan Tech Center NA
Oakland Chiropractic 
Oakman Childcare
Oakridge Dental Center
OCC - Culinary School
OCC-Farmington Hills
On the Border Mexican Restaurant
Organic, Inc
OU Student Program Board
Our Credit Union
Panasonic Automotive
Paragon Properties
Physicians Billing
Pine Woods Village Apartments
Powers Chapin 
Pratt Industries
Prestige Portraits
Prism Medical Group
PRO Martial Arts
PSCU Financial Services 
Pulte Group
Quicken Community Relations
Racquet Up Detroit
Rainbow Child Care Center
Ralph Thayer Automotive 
Raymond James
RDS Services
Remax Hartland
Ross Mortgage
Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C 
School of Mind and Body
School of Rock
Secrest Wardle
Shriners Silver Garden Events Center 
Siemens Industry
Singh Properties
Skillman Foundation
Specialized Pharmacy Services
St. Constantine
St. Kenneth Church
Stahl's ID Direct
Summit Health
Taco Bell
TCF Bank-Troy
TD Auto Finance
TE Connectivity
The Art Institute of Michigan
The Tweddle Group
The Village Wellness Center
Thyssen Krupp - Auburn Hills
Tile & Stone Works
Tire Traxx
TLC Holistic Wellness
TriMas Corporation
Troy Recreation
Tyrone Township
U of M Dearborn School of Business
Ukazoo Books
United Airlines
United Wholesale Mortgage
US Farathane
Van Dyke School Distric Christmas Party
Verizon Wireless
Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan
Warming House Pavilion Fundraiser Open House
Wash Zone Car Wash
Wayne State Indian Student Association
Wayne State Students
Wayne State University - College of Nursing
Weber Automotive
Weber Shandwick
West Bloomfield Adult Education
Whiting Law 
William Beaumont School of Med.
XMCO, Inc.
Yates Industries


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