• Hunger Free Summer Provides 2.2 Million Meals

    Thank You!

    2.2 MILLION MEALS provided
    to hungry kids.

    With your help, we provided an additional
    2.2 million meals, ensuring a Hunger Free Summer for thousands of southeast Michigan children!

    Special thanks to our Underwriting Partner and Match Donor, Charter One, and our other generous sponsors for their focus on alleviating hunger this summer.

  • 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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  • New Board Members 2014

    Gleaners Announces New 2014 Board Members

    Detroit, MI, August 25, 2014

    Gleaners is pleased to announce the election of Katy Locker, Knight Foundation Program Director, to Board Chair for the food bank and the addition of two people to their Board of Directors: Ryan M. Hoyle and Jason L. Paulateer.

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  • 2014 Vine & Dine

    Vine & Dine 2014

    Wednesday, September 17, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills 

    Enjoy an evening of wine, food, and exploration to benefit Gleaners and the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce.

    Live Entertainment – Chance Auction – Complimentary Valet

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  • Support Gleaners at these upcoming events


    5th Annual Mow Down Hunger Campaign

    Wednesday, September 10 - Monday, October 6

    Any donation you make to Gleaners will be doubled by Weingartz – up to one million meals – and feed twice as many hungry children in southeast Michigan!
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    Mitten Crate - Dinner For 10,000

    Friday, September 19

    Join Mitten Crate in providing 10,000+ meals for hungry neighbors. Enjoy a 5 course tasting menu with beverage pairings by Chef Jeremy Kalmus at the gorgeous and historic Scarab Club in downtown Detroit. Two seatings available: 6pm & 8:30pm.
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Get to Know a Gleaner

Gwendy Shelton

Gwendy Shelton works with community members who utilize services at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado, sharing information about what resources are offered and helping to schedule events.

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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Phyllis Holmes

"Cooking Matters is a perfect fit for me because I love to cook and I’m interested in nutrition, so I signed up to be a class assistant," says Phyllis Holmes.

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Donor Spotlight

Brianna Moore Quote

Eighteen-year-old Brianna Moore is a 2014 regional honoree of the Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Award, recognized for making a difference by fighting hunger in her community.

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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.

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