Help make this a Hunger Free Summer - Donate Today!
  • Hunger Free Summer

    Child hunger is a critical problem, but together we can solve it.

    Hunger Free Summer Sandwich & Peanut Butter Jar

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    Today, your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Citizens Bank and other generous partners, providing SIX meals for children who are at risk of hunger and malnutrition while school is out this summer.

    Hunger Free Summer Sponsors
  • Gleaners efficiency 2014 94 cents of every $1What We Do

    For more than 38 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been "feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities.” Last year, Gleaners distributed 34 million pounds of emergency food to more than 510 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 →


  • Freedom Hill Concerts

    Summer Concerts at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre

    Wednesday, July 15 - Sunday, September 20


    Thanks to Freedom Hill, Gleaners is able to offer its supporters tickets to some fabulous shows this summer! Tickets to selected concerts are $10, no service charge, and include free parking. Proceeds go to Gleaners’ mission to feed hungry people. 




  • 2013 Hunger Free Summer Food Fight Results

    Hunger Free Summer
    Food Fight

    Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 31


    Gleaners invites local businesses and organizations to participate in the 21st Annual Hunger Free Summer Food Fight!

    The Food Fight is an annual food and fund collection in which organizations throughout Metro Detroit compete against teams within their division to raise the most meals for kids this summer.



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    Detroit Free Press Marathon

    Andrew Mehall of Russell Street Deli is running the 2015 Detroit Free Press and Talmer Bank Marathon with a goal of raising $8,000 for Gleaners in the process.

    You can support Andrew and help him provide meals for those in need!

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  • Support Gleaners at these great community events!


    Opa! Fest 2015

    Friday, June 26 - Sunday, June 28

    Take part in the largest ongoing Greek festival in the Metro Detroit area! Donate three (3) cans of food and get one (1) FREE ADMISSION.
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    Gardner-White Hunger Free Summer Food Drive

    Now - Monday, September 6

    To help aid the Hunger Free Summer campaign, Gardner-White will collect nonperishable food items at all of their locations now through September 6th!  Your generous donation will help in the fight against hunger this Summer!
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    Lingenfelter Cars & Coffee

    Now - Saturday, September 19

    Join fellow car enthusiasts every Saturday from 8-10 a.m. for Cars & Coffee - a place to take your ride, share stories, and see some amazing cars at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. Events are free; Donations for Gleaners encouraged.
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    Detroit UNCORKED 2015

    Friday, September  25

    The 11th annual Detroit Uncorked is returning to delight the Greater Detroit community from 6-9 p.m. at Gleaners Community Food Bank.  This year’s event will benefit Gleaners and feature more than 250 world class wines, Michigan handcrafted beers and premium spirits, as well as delectable food pairings and exciting silent auction items.
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Get to Know a Gleaner


When volunteers come to our Livingston Shared Harvest pantry, they meet Delores Watters, our Livingston Volunteer Coordinator. She works with over 140 volunteers and numerous groups weekly to rotate shifts within our pantry

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Spotlight: Susie Fenstern


Susie Fenster is an active community member with a love for healthy cooking, nutrition and fitness.

“It’s been a great learning experience that’s allowed me to merge my business and marketing background with my interests in community involvement, healthy eating, and supporting local farmers,” she shared.

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MGM Grand Detroit

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During the month of February, MGM Grand Detroit’s team members participated in their 3rd annual “At the Heart of Hunger” food drive to help feed hungry men, women and children in southeast Michigan. 

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Gleaners Partner Profile

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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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