For more than 35 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been "nourishing communities by feeding hungry people.” 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. We alleviate hunger by providing the equivalent of more than 100,000 meals per day to people who otherwise cannot afford the food they need.
Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 93 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor. Learn more about Gleaners →
Gleaners honors the memory of Al Feliksa, a founding member of Gleaners Community Food Bank, who passed away at age 90 on August 31st.
In addition to his work with the food bank, Al was a decorated WWII veteran and served on the boards for the Catholic Committee for Scouting (Boy Scouts of America) and St. Ignace Hospital.
“Al and his late wife Midge were wonderful people. They were totally dedicated to serving the community,” says Gleaners’ Carmen Mattia.
Gleaners will always remember and celebrate Al’s commitment to helping others.
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Gleaners is reaching out to business, civic, and religious organizations to “Give a Hand for the Holidays.”
By holding a food or fund drive now through December 31st and encouraging your group members to each give $5 or 5 lbs, you can help hungry families in our community have a happy and healthy holiday season.
Receive discounted pricing on great seats & Gleaners receives $10 from each ticket sold!
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Please join us at Russell Street Deli's new location on Huntington Club Level, Section 204 at Detroit Lions' Ford Field. A portion of the deli proceeds from each game will benefit Gleaners.
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Dine in at any Andiamo, Andiamo Steakhouse, Joe & Aldo’s Italian Tavern and Mesquite Creek location and 25% of the entire day's proceeds will help feed Metro Detroiters!
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Walt Young, Gleaners’ Board Chair and Interim President, has been involved with Gleaners for nearly 10 years.
Walt first connected with Gleaners to assist us in our merger with the Food Bank of Oakland County & has since provided leadership on our Board of Directors.
We are humbled by the deep commitment our volunteers share for our mission. So it came as no surprise when Lela Wadlin was chosen as this year’s Beacon of Light, an honor awarded by the Food Bank Council of Michigan.
The DTE Energy Farm Project yielded 27,000 pounds of produce to feed hungry neighbors, thanks to DTE Energy and the hundreds of volunteers who made it possible!
Cristo Rey High School opened in southwest Detroit in 2008, one of a growing network of Jesuit schools that provides kids in low-income communities with high-quality education.
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