Help us fill the shortfall - donate today!
  • 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 1 million meals to hungry kids!

    Help provide one million meals
    to hungry children!

    Join with metro Detroit's powerful women as we come together to alleviate child hunger in southeast Michigan.

    Women's Power Happy Hour

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    Women's Power Happy Hour

    5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Spirits, Savories, Socializing and Fabulous Silent Auction

    The Zenith at The Fisher
    3011 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit 

    Women's Power Happy Hour Tickets

    Women's Power Breakfast

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    Women's Power Breakfast

    7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Coffee & Networking
    8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast & Program

    Gleaners' Detroit Headquarters
    2131 Beaufait, Detroit

    Women's Power Breakfast Tickets

  • Photo - Gleaners Harvest Winter 2015 Cover Big

    Read about hunger in your
    community in the latest edition
    of Gleaners Harvest Magazine


    In Gleaners Harvest we share the stories of people who inspire us every day to work harder and smarter.

    Read about the people that your support is helping. 

    Click to learn more →

  • Thomas Tatar

    Detroit Red Wings' Tomas 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


    Pewabic Empty Bowls

    Saturday, February 28

    Come purchase a handmade bowl donated by local students and artists, participate in a silent auction to benefit Gleaners, and enjoy a light lunch of bread and soup donated by local restaurants from 11am - 2pm.
    Learn more →

    Russell Street Deli's Soup Academy

    Tuesdays in February

    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


When youth groups enter our Detroit Headquarters to volunteer, many of these children get the opportunity to meet Bianca Moore
, our Youth and Nutrition Program Associate. She helps them learn about Gleaners and how they can help their peers.

Read More →

Spotlight: Alan Eidelman

Alan Edelman

For over 14 years, Alan Eidelman has been volunteering with Gleaners. He became involved while teaching History and Government at the Academy of the Sacred Heart.

“The sophomore, junior, and senior students all volunteer every Thursday as a part of their curriculum, and this was my service site I was assigned,” he shared.

Read more →

L&M Machining & Manufacturing

L&M logo

For the past eight years, L&M Machining & Manufacturing owner and President Larry Morath and his team have committed to helping Gleaners end the food gap for children through their “Fill the Skids, Feed the Kids” campaign. 

Read more 

Gleaners Partner Profile

issam tawfik

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.

Read more →