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Living Essentials | 5-hour ENERGY®
Gives a hand for the holidays and wants you to give a hand too!

Living Essentials, the maker of 5-hour ENERGY®, is proud to give a hand for the holidays with a food drive through Gleaners community Food Bank. Last year we collected 3,372 lbs of food and $8,212 and by turning in our donations on a "Double your Donation" day, our monetary donations were matched and we ended up providing 52,071 meals to those in need!

This year we are setting a higher goal of $10,000 in monetary donations and 2,500 lbs of food donations. Help us give a hand this year by donating here or by shopping with Gleaners and utilizing their buying power to provide a comfortable and warm holiday to all of those who need it!

An increasing number of Michigan families are facing hunger as a result of job loss, foreclosure, or wage reduction. 1 in 6 people in southeast Michigan struggle with hunger and over 700,000 people are missing meals each week. 40% of those seeking assistance are children. Meals provided by “Give a Hand for the Holidays” will be distributed to hungry families through our 550 partner agencies across the five counties Gleaners serves.

Please make a gift today.


  • Virtual Food Drives can be done from your computer without having to remember to shop for cans and haul them to work
  • Your dollar goes further because of our bulk purchasing power and efficient distribution network
  • Virtual Food Drives are green (i.e., no boxes, no bags, no transportation costs or carbon emissions)
  • Your donation is 100% tax deductible
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With your support, our goal is to raise $10,000 and 2,500 lbs of food to help feed hungry families in southeast Michigan. With a click of your mouse you can Shop Here, Give More and Feed Others.