• Mow Down Hunger 2012

    Mow Down Hunger in Our Own Backyard 

    Help us feed hungry kids and Weingartz will double your donation!

    Now through Monday, October 6, your generous donation, along with Weingartz 100% matching donation, will help us mow down hunger in our own backyard.

    Last year, the Mow Down Hunger Campaign raised 1 million meals for kids in need...and we're looking to do it again in 2014! Please join the Weingartz family and help us feed our hungry neighbors.

    Donate today →

  • What We Do

    Gleaners efficiency 2014 94 cents of every $1For more than 37 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been "feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities.” Last year, Gleaners distributed 41 million pounds of emergency food to more than 550 partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. 

    Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 94 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor.


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  • New Board Members 2014

    Gleaners Announces New 2014 Board Members

    Detroit, MI, August 25, 2014

    Gleaners is pleased to announce the election of Katy Locker, Knight Foundation Program Director, to Board Chair for the food bank and the addition of two people to their Board of Directors: Ryan M. Hoyle and Jason L. Paulateer.

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  • Support Gleaners at these upcoming events


    Mitten Crate - Dinner For 10,000

    Friday, September 19

    Join Mitten Crate in providing 10,000+ meals for hungry neighbors. Enjoy a 5 course tasting menu with beverage pairings by Chef Jeremy Kalmus at the gorgeous and historic Scarab Club in downtown Detroit. Two seatings available: 6pm & 8:30pm.
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    Savor Detroit - Fall Edition

    Monday, October 6 - Friday, October 10

    This event features ten chefs over five nights, paired as a duo each evening with a cocktail hour and appetizers, followed by a four-course dinner and dessert. Art auction proceeds to benefit Gleaners.
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    Michigan Design Center Sample Sale

    Friday, October 10 & Saturday, October 11

    Don’t miss your chance to purchase designer furnishings at deeply-discounted prices at the Michigan Design Center's biggest sale of the year! Admission is a nonperishable food donation to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank.
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Get to Know a Gleaner

Gwendy Shelton

Gwendy Shelton works with community members who utilize services at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado, sharing information about what resources are offered and helping to schedule events.

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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Phyllis Holmes

"Cooking Matters is a perfect fit for me because I love to cook and I’m interested in nutrition, so I signed up to be a class assistant," says Phyllis Holmes.

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Donor Spotlight

Brianna Moore Quote

Eighteen-year-old Brianna Moore is a 2014 regional honoree of the Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Award, recognized for making a difference by fighting hunger in her community.

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Gleaners Partner Profile

issam tawfik

St. Joseph Family Support in Troy helps families move from crisis to stability. "Most people just need a little help for a little while and that's why we're here.

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