• Gleaners efficiency 2014 94 cents of every $1What We Do

    For 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.


    Learn more about Gleaners →

  • Hunger Free in the D


    Hunger Free in the D

    Made possible by The Celani Family Foundation and WJR 760-AM


    Today, Monday, November 24, The Celani Family Foundation is matching every donation made to Gleaners and Capuchin Soup Kitchen - dollar-for-dollar - up to $100,000. Help Gleaners and Capuchin Soup Kitchen provide meals to hungry neighbors in Metro Detroit this holiday season!

    Tune in to the Paul W. Smith Show on WJR 760-AM, broadcasting live from Gleaners now until 9am.

    Donate now:

    1. Call our phone bank now until 9 a.m. at 313-254-4788.
    2. Make a secure online donation here. 


  • Norman Rosenfeld


    In memory of Norman H. Rosenfeld

    Norman H. Rosenfeld, beloved husband of Dulcie Rosenfeld, died after sunset on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Norman was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sibley's Shoes, founded by Norman's father, Harry, in 1920. In 1948 he married Dulcie Beth Krasnick, who survives him, after 65 years of wedded bliss. They raised four children on Steel Street north of Outer Drive and later in a home on Hamilton Road across from Palmer Park. In 1986, "Dulcie and Norm" became one of the original tenants at the Riverfront Apartments complex, where they constantly entertained family and served as hosts for numerous community causes, including Gleaners Community Food Bank. Read Obituary →

  • WHMI - 12 Days of Gleaners


    12 Days of Gleaners

    Livingston County’s Own 93.5 WHMI is proud to team up with Gleaners to help feed Livingston County families during the holidays.

    A $20 donation will feed a family of four in Livingston County for Thanksgiving. Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 94 cents for food and food programs.

    Donate today! →



Get to Know a Gleaner

Joshua Allard

This is Josh Allard’s second month at Gleaners. He says each day he falls for Gleaners all over again.

“I still can't stop smiling after two months. I love this place! I've competely fallen for it.”

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Cooking Matters™ Volunteer Instructor: Nora Hutter

Nora Hutter

Nora Hutter first heard about the Cooking Matters program at an American Culinary Federation (ACF) meeting and knew she had to get involved.

"It's extra special to be able to help with the field that I'm passionate about; to show how easy it is to cook, and that it really is not hard," says Nora.

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Donor Spotlight

Metro Detroit Widowed Meetup Group

Sherri Davis, founder and organizer of the Metro Detroit Widowed Meetup Group decided to add a charitable element to the group's ongoing dinner parties. 

"We hoped to raise 500lbs [of food], but we had no idea how much we'd surpass that goal," said Sherri.

How far did they surpass the goal? Find out here 

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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