Help provide One Million Meals for hungry children.
  • 2015 Fifth Third Bank Motor City Praise Fest

    Fifth Third Bank's Motor City PraiseFest to Benefit Gleaners

    Sunday, May 3, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    at Hart Plaza


    Fifth Third Bank is highlighting its annual hunger fighting initiative by presenting the Fifth Third Bank Feeding Our Communities Celebration Featuring the Motor City PraiseFest Preview. This Gospel Music showcase, hosted by Gospel Radio Personality Dr. Deborah Smith Pollard, will feature four-time Grammy award winner Karen Clark Sheard and more Detroit gospel acts. Admission is free!

    In addition to great gospel music it will serve as a fundraising and food collection event to benefit Gleaners. Click here to make a donation via our Virtual Food Drive or text the keyword 53D to 41444 to help feed our hungry neighbors.

    On Friday, May 1, join us at Campus Martius Park! Fifth Third Bank's eBus mobile outreach center will be available to provide financial and social services as well as collect donations for Gleaners.

    Click here to learn more →

  • 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 →

  • Help provide One Million Meals 
    for hungry kids!

    Million Meal Match - $1 = 6 Meals! Donate today and your gift will be matched!

    Give online:

    Call us: 855-315-FOOD (3663)

    Text-to-Give: Text MMM to 41444
    Follow the link to donate any amount by credit or debit card.
    Message and data rates apply.

    Women's Power Breakfast

    Women's Power Breakfast

    Thank you to the 650 powerful women (and a few fortunate men) who joined us for Gleaner’s 22nd annual Women’s Power Breakfast.

    Special thanks to our event chairs, speakers, and lead sponsors for their dedication, powerful stories, and support of alleviating child hunger in southeast Michigan.


  • Walmart Cooking Matters grant

    Thank You Walmart!


    In late June 2014, Gleaners received a $100,000 Walmart State Giving Grant to support our Cooking Matters work over the next year. This grant enables us to support our satellite partners around the state who are offering CM courses in the counties they serve. These partners include: MSU Extension, Van Buren Intermediate School District, Genesee Intermediate School District and Henry Ford Health System Generation with Promise.

    In the first half of the grant year, Walmart supported 135 courses with 1301 graduates and 109 grocery store tours with 1049 graduates

  • Support Gleaners at these upcoming events


    Fill the Gazebo

    Now – Saturday, May 2

    Livingston residents are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to participating Brighton/Howell locations. Donations can also be made online through the LCAR Fill the Gazebo Virtual Food Drive.
    Learn more →

    National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger

    Saturday, May 9

    Take part in the nation's largest one-day food drive! Place nonperishable food donations in a bag and leave the bag at your mailbox on May 9th by 9am. Your letter carrier will pick up your donation and deliver it to a local food bank or pantry like Gleaners!
    Learn more →


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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