Mow Down Hunger 2012

    Mow Down Hunger in Our Own Backyard 

    Help us feed hungry kids and Weingartz will double your donation!

    Now through Monday, October 6, your generous donation, along with Weingartz 100% matching donation, will help us mow down hunger in our own backyard.

    Last year, the Mow Down Hunger Campaign raised 1 million meals for kids in need...and we're looking to do it again in 2014! Please join the Weingartz family and help us feed our hungry neighbors.

    Donate today →

  • What We Do

    Gleaners efficiency 2014 94 cents of every $1For 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.


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  • Gleaner Day

    Gleaner Day at Greenfield Village

    Hosted by Gleaner Life Insurance Society

    On Saturday, October 4, buy one Greenfield Village admission ticket, get one FREE when you donate five nonperishable food items to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank.


    Learn more about this great event →

  • Support Gleaners at these upcoming events


    Savor Detroit - Fall Edition

    Monday, October 6 - Friday, October 10

    This event features ten chefs over five nights, paired as a duo each evening with a cocktail hour and appetizers, followed by a four-course dinner and dessert. Art auction proceeds to benefit Gleaners.
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    Michigan Design Center Sample Sale

    Friday, October 10 & Saturday, October 11

    Don’t miss your chance to purchase designer furnishings at deeply-discounted prices at the Michigan Design Center's biggest sale of the year! Admission is a nonperishable food donation to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank.
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    Erebus - The Haunt with a Heart

    Now - Sunday, November 2

    This fall, visit this Guinness Book of World Record recognized 4-story haunted attraction! Purchase tickets online using promo code EAT, receive a $3 discount, and $5 will be donated to Gleaners!
    Learn more →


Get to Know a Gleaner

John Kastler

This is John Kastler’s 25th year at Gleaners; He says each day still brings something new.

“At the end of the day, you can always say you were part of the mission of helping others.”

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Volunteer Spotlight

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Rick Whitecotton has been gardening all his life, so when his job moved to the DTE Training and Development Center in Westland, he volunteered to help with the on-site farm. Soon, he became the site coordinator.

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Donor Spotlight

Hunger Free Summer Food Fight 2014

Congratulations to all 2014 Hunger Free Summer Food Fight participants on a record-setting 20th Anniversary year!

32,242 pounds of food and $55,055 was collected, totaling 64,011 days of food for hungry kids 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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