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  • Hunger Free Summer

    Child hunger is a critical problem, but together we can solve it.

    Hunger Free Summer Sandwich & Peanut Butter Jar

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    Today, your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Citizens Bank and other generous partners, providing SIX meals for children who are at risk of hunger and malnutrition while school is out this summer.

    Hunger Free Summer Sponsors
  • 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 →


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    Share the Table:
    Pop-up Dinner

    Sunday, September 13 at 5:30 PM

    Brooklyn Street Local
    1266 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226

    Join us for a special pop-up dinner at Brooklyn Street Local to benefit Gleaners Cooking Matters™, prepared by the program’s chefs. This is a special, can’t-miss event with an Italian-inspired menu featuring local and seasonal produce.

    Limited seating available!

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  • Community Partnerships Provide a Higher Impact on Hunger Relief

    The U.S. economy is recovering and job growth continues, but thousands of southeast Michigan households still don't earn enough to meet basic needs, and many others need assistance due to unforeseen financial crises. 

    In this video, Gerry Brisson, Gleaners Community Food Bank President and Kirk Mayes, Forgotten Harvest CEO discuss the need for community partnerships in hunger relief.

    View the video on YouTube →
    Read more in our latest Harvest magazine (pg 6) →

  • 2015 Detroit UNCORKED

    Detroit UNCORKED 2015

    Friday, September  25


    The 11th annual Detroit Uncorked is returning to delight the Greater Detroit community from 6-9 p.m. at Gleaners Community Food Bank.
    This year’s event will benefit Gleaners and feature more than 250 world class wines, Michigan handcrafted beers and premium spirits, delectable food pairings, live entertainment and exciting silent auction items.

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  • 2015 Vine & Dine

    Vine & Dine 2015

    Wednesday, September 30


    Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber & Gleaners present the 12th Annual Vine & Dine - Sip, Savor & Stroll at Cranbrook Institute of Science.

    Featuring bites from 15+ local restaurants like Big Rock Chophouse, Cameron’s Steakhouse, Streetside Seafood & more. Sips from Granite City Food & Brewery, Hills Fine Wine and Spirits, Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council & more. Proceeds benefit Gleaners.

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  • Support Gleaners at these great community events!


    Summer Concerts at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre

    Now - Sunday, September 20

    Thanks to Freedom Hill, Gleaners is able to offer its supporters tickets to some fabulous shows this summer! Tickets to selected concerts are $10, no service charge, and include free parking. Proceeds go to Gleaners’ mission to feed hungry people.

    25th Annual Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors Golf Outing

    Monday, September 14

    Join the fun at Gowanie Golf Club in Harrison Township with 18 holes of golf, cocktails, dinner, and a raffle that includes two Apple watches or Apple TVs! A portion of event proceeds will benefit Gleaners.
    Learn more →


Get to Know a Gleaner


When volunteers come to our Livingston Shared Harvest pantry, they meet Delores Watters, our Livingston Volunteer Coordinator. She works with over 140 volunteers and numerous groups weekly to rotate shifts within our pantry

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Spotlight: Susie Fenster


Susie Fenster is an active community member with a love for healthy cooking, nutrition and fitness.

“It’s been a great learning experience that’s allowed me to merge my business and marketing background with my interests in community involvement, healthy eating, and supporting local farmers,” she shared.

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MGM Grand Detroit

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During the month of February, MGM Grand Detroit’s team members participated in their 3rd annual “At the Heart of Hunger” food drive to help feed hungry men, women and children 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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