• 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 →

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
    Kroger Bringing Hope to the Table

     

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    Dress warmly! To catch shoppers in the optimum spots, you will be positioned inside the doors and the area can be a little drafty. 

    Each Saturday and Sunday from January 10 through February 1, Kroger will encourage shoppers to donate nonperishable food items to help feed hungry neighbors in their community.

    It's simple & it's fun! Volunteers will pass out flyers and encourage shoppers to participate at the entrances, or collect food and cash donations at the exits.

    We welcome volunteers as young as 5 years old, and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or supervising adult. This is a great project for families, scouts, or school groups.

    Interested? 
    Click here to sign up for a shift (or two!) today →

     

  • Thomas Tatar

    Detroit Red Wings' Thomas Tatar Supports Gleaners
    this Season

     

    The Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Red Wings Foundation are proud to announce that all 24 players, along with head coach Mike Babcock, are participating in a number of charity programs throughout the 2014-15 season.

    Tomas Tatar will donate $100 per point during the 2014-15 season to Gleaners Community Food Bank's BackPack Program. The BackPack Program sends a bag with six meals home with hungry elementary students.

    Click to read more →


  • Support Gleaners at these upcoming events

     

    La Marsa

    Sundays in December

    Visit La Marsa Sundays in December for lunch or dinner and La Marsa will donate 10% of their total Sunday sales to Gleaners to support hungry Livingston County.
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    Charter One #AnExtraPlate

    Now - Wednesday, December 31

    Join Charter One in setting #AnExtraPlate for our hungry neighbors in southeast Michigan. Starting on #GivingTuesday and throughout the holiday season, Charter One will donate a meal every time you set #AnExtraPlate and share a photo on social media. 
    Learn more →

    Russell Street Deli's Soup Academy

    Tuesdays in January

    Join the talented chefs at Russell Street Deli for a 4 week course on soups, stocks, bisques, broths, & more! Basic & advanced instruction available. $150/person, with all proceeds benefitting Gleaners.
    Learn more →

     

Get to Know a Gleaner

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Kiwana Johnston recently starting her new position as Gleaners’ Human Resources Coordinator. She’s only been on the job for several days now, but she’s already starting to feel welcome.

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Volunteer Spotlight:
Kathy Dolan

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After retiring as a Project Manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Kathy Dolan was looking for a way to give back to the community. That’s when she found herself volunteering with Gleaners.

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Michigan Design Center Combats Hunger

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“Hungry kids...We wanted to help with that in whatever measure we could," said Michigan Design Center's  VP and General Manager, Susan Todebush. "Nobody can be their best or achieve their potential if their basic nutritional needs aren't being met." 

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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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