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.
Stop by to see this year's colossal can structures, created by metro Detroit architects and designers. Kroger is generously donating up to $10,000 to help seed the “design materials” for the competing teams.
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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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Mike Schram left a long career in the restaurant industry to join Gleaners five years ago.
Mike’s advice: learn the techniques. “How to chop properly, how to sauté, baking... Learning the basic techniques makes putting meals together come naturally."
On October 28th, Brother Rice High School held their annual Day of Service. Over 670 students, 80 faculty members and 100 parents volunteered throughout the Detroit area.
For the second consecutive year, DTE Energy has partnered with Gleaners to provide low-income neighbors with free, energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
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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