Events/Food Drives

Check out the events that are benefiting Gleaners in your community and see how you can get involved! Planning an event to benefit Gleaners? Please let us know!

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    Children's Hospital of Michigan Cereal Drive
    Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation, so neither do we! Join Gleaners, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and iHeartRadio in helping to provide breakfast to kids over the summer. Drop off your cereal donation at any participating location.

    Friday, May 29 - Friday, June 5


    Limited Time Only

    Cars & Cigars: Smoke Detroit
    Don't miss this exclusive event hosted by Tom Celani & Dario Bergamo to benefit Gleaners, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Cigar Family Charitable Foundation & Celani Family Foundation.  The evening includes a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, live auction, live music and dancing!

    Saturday, June 11

    8th Annual Community Shred Day
    Bring a nonperishable food donation from 8am - 1pm to the Comerica Bank on Van Dyke in Warren and they’ll securely destroy and recycle any amount of your personal or business paper documents for free!

    Saturday, June 13

    Opa! Fest 2015
    Take part in the largest ongoing Greek festival in the Metro Detroit area! Donate three (3) cans of food and get one (1) FREE ADMISSION.

    Friday, June 26 - Sunday, June 28

    Ongoing Events

    Art Van Charity Challenge
    Gleaners is participating again in Art Van Furniture's fundraising campaign. If we're one of the top ten charities, raising the most during the Challenge, we will get an additional donation to our cause!

    Now - Monday, June 22

    Gardner-White Hunger Free Summer Food Drive
    To help aid the Hunger Free Summer campaign, Gardner-White will collect nonperishable food items at all of their locations now through September 6th!  Your generous donation will help in the fight against hunger this Summer!

    Now - Monday, September 6

    Detroit Free Press Marathon
    Join the 2015 Detroit Free Press and Talmer Bank Marathon and support Gleaners on Sunday, October 18! You don't have to be a marathoner to get involved, other races include a 5k, half marathon and kids fun run - walkers are also welcome!

    Now - Sunday, October 18

    Lingenfelter Cars & Coffee
    Join fellow car enthusiasts every Saturday from 8-10 a.m. for Cars & Coffee - a place to take your ride, share stories, and see some amazing cars at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. Events are free; Donations for Gleaners encouraged.

    Saturday, May 30 - Saturday, September 19

    Sparo - Purchase with a Purpose®
    When you shop with an online merchant that partners with Sparo, select Gleaners and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to help feed our hungry neighbors in southeast Michigan.


    Support Gleaners through Ziggedy!
    Ziggedy has over 3,500 partnered online retailers that you can shop from to earn donations for Gleaners. When you shop with Ziggedy, a percentage of your purchase will help feed our hungry neighbors in southeast Michigan.


    Hunters Helping Hungry People
    Donate all or part of your wild game to the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger (MSAH) or Gleaners and help provide an important source of protein for hungry neighbors!


    Glenwood Garden: Shop For Our Cause
    Shop at Glenwood Garden, an artisan food e-market with a social mission. When you enter "gleaners" into the nonprofit code box during checkout, Glenwood will share 50% of the profit from your purchase with us.


    SellerNation: Selling Your Home Benefits Gleaners
    SellerNation is a local real estate company with low commissions, 34-day listing agreements and a passion for helping local non-profits.  When SellerNation sells your home, they’ll donate 5% of their transaction revenues to Gleaners in your name.


    Amazon Smile. You Shop. Amazon Gives.
    Shop, search & select Gleaners Community Food Bank as your charity & 0.5% of every eligible purchase will go toward helping us feed our hungry neighbors!


    Nordstrom Fashion Project
    Put your wardrobe to work! Donate your new or gently-used designer clothing, shoes, and accessories, choose Gleaners as the benefiting charity and you'll receive a $40 Nordstrom gift card.


    Project 10 Challenge
    For every 10 lbs lost, or 10 lbs of muscle gained, Project 10 will donate nutritious food to Gleaners to help a local child in need.



    Limited Time Only

    Hunger Free Summer Food Fight
    Gleaners invites you to participate in the 21st Annual Hunger Free Summer Food Fight! The Food Fight is an annual food and fund collection in which organizations throughout Metro Detroit compete against teams within their division to raise the most meals for kids this summer - REGISTER TODAY!

    Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 31

    Bernie Smilovitz Hunger Free Summer Golf Classic
    Join us for a great day of golf, celebrities, food and fun at the Detroit Golf Club to support Gleaners’ Hunger Free Summer campaign to raise 2 million meals for children while school is out.

    Monday, July 27


    Limited Time Only

    11th Annual Iron Chef Event
    Be part of the action as we invite two new Chefs and two new Mixologists to the Bordine’s Nursery 'Kitchen Stadium' for the Iron Chef Event of the year! Proceeds benefit Gleaners' Shared Harvest Pantry, feeding hungry neighbors in Livingston County.

    Thursday, August 6


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