• Gleaners efficiency 2014 94 cents of every $1What We Do

    For 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.


    Learn more about Gleaners →

  • 104.3 WOMC Radiothon to benefit Gleaners  

    Wednesday, January 28, 2014 | 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    WOMC Radiothon

    Tune in to 104.3 WOMC on January 28th for Gleaners' 4th annual WOMC Radiothon. It's your chance to be a Hunger Hero for kids! Every dollar donated will be matched and provide SIX meals for a child in need.

    Donate here →

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  • Things just aren't adding up.

    Heat or Eat?

    During the winter months, too many of our neighbors are faced with desperate choices... Do they pay the bill to keep the heat on, or do they use that money to buy food for their family?

    It's a difficult choice, but you can help!

    Please make a gift today and help ensure that your neighbors in need don't have to make a choice.


    Donate today →

  • Kroger Bringing Hope to the Table

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    Now - Sunday, February 1

    At participating Kroger store locations.

    Kroger is teaming up with Gleaners Community Food Bank, 104.3 WOMC and Fox 2 Detroit to collect donations and help feed hungry neighbors this winter. By passing on your savings when you shop at Kroger, you can make a big difference for a hungry neighbor.

    You can help by contributing canned goods and personal items, or by picking up a special $2 scan card at the Kroger register to make a cash donation. $2 provides 6 meals.

    Kroger Bringing Hope to the Table Click here to see a complete listing of Kroger Store locations →
  • 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


    Christmas in January at the Farbman Group

    Friday, January 30

    Bring nonperishable food items to a Farbman Group location from 8am - 3pm and support their 6th annual "Christmas in January" food drive for Gleaners.
    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

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Kiwana Johnston recently starting her new position as Gleaners’ Human Resources Coordinator. She’s only been on the job for several days now, but she’s already starting to feel welcome.

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Volunteer Spotlight:
Karen Roosen


Listening to great music, wasn’t the only reason why Karen Roosen returned to volunteer. “My friend shared with me how her church worked with Gleaners to help families in need. Hearing those stories hit home for me,” she said.

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AAA Life Insurance

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AAA Life Insurance Company ’s Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Betty Schick shared, “Our leadership and associates alike are moved by the work that Gleaners does for our local communities... And we’re pleased to help." 

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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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