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!

  • Highlight

    Hunger-Free Holidays Bazaar
    Please join us for our inaugural Hunger-Free Holidays Bazaar. Enjoy a delectable strolling dinner and shop goods crafted by Michigan artisans, including Shinola, Detroit Denim Co., Hunt & Noyer, Detroit Wallpaper Co. and Marlee’s by Tapper’s. Every dollar raised provides 3 meals, helping to make this a hunger-free holiday season for all.

    Thursday, November 20


    Erebus - The Haunt with a Heart
    Visit this Guinness Book of World Records recognized 4-story haunted attraction! Purchase tickets online using promo code EAT, receive a $3 discount, and $5 will be donated to Gleaners!

    Now - Sunday, November 2

    JCPenney | Portraits Food Drive
    Bring 2 nonperishable food items to The Portrait Studio and receive free single image enhancements and free session fees for your donation.

    Now - Wednesday, November 12

    This invitational show brings together an eclectic mix of local artists whose work celebrates the city of Detroit. Visitors are asked to bring nonperishable food items to benefit the United Methodist Church's Hands4Detroit effort to reduce hunger in the city.

    Now - Saturday, November 15

    Level One Bank Gives Back to You & the Community
    Bring this ad to one of the local Level One Bank offices and they’ll contribute $10, up to $2,000, to Gleaners. For an additional $1 contribution, “like” Level One Bank on Facebook!

    Now - Saturday, November 15

    Resurrection Cemetery Food Drive
    Resurrection Cemetery, part of the Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association, is collecting nonperishable food donations during the months of July, August and September in the main office in Clinton Township.

    Now - Tuesday, December 30

    Give A Meal with Bank of America
    From now until the end of the year, for every $1 donated through the Give a Meal program, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will give $2 more. Detroiters can help support Forgotten Harvest and Gleaners in the fight against hunger in the community.

    Now - Wednesday, December 31

    BaLu's E Store Gleaners Fundraiser
    With over 3,000 unique gifts to choose from, there’s sure to be something for everyone! Place your internet order now thru the end of the year and 20% will be donated to Gleaners. As an extra bonus, use promo code: Micgleaners14 at checkout and receive a 5% discount!

    Now - Wednesday, December 31

    2014 Taste of the NFL - Kick Hunger Challenge
    Hey Lions fans! Join Taste of the NFL in its annual online fundraising drive to feed our hungry neighbors across the country. All donations made in the name of the Detroit Lions will benefit Gleaners.

    Now - Wednesday, December 31

    Hunters Helping Hungry People
    Donate all or part of your wild game to the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger (MSAH) or Gleaners this season 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, for 10% off Thanksgiving gifts (now - 11/27) and then a one day site-wide 10% discount to celebrate Giving Tuesday (12/2).


    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.


    Outnumber Hunger
    Enter the code from any specially marked General Mills packages and help Feeding America secure 5 MEALS on behalf of local food banks like Gleaners.


    Higher Grounds Coffee - Michigan SMOOTH
    A generous $5 donation to Gleaners is made for every bag of Michigan SMOOTH whole bean or ground coffee purchased.


    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

    Scouting For Food
    Scouts will collect plastic grocery bags filled with donated boxed or canned goods from select neighborhoods in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

    Saturday, November 8

    MJR Digital Cinemas Canned Film Festival
    Bring FIVE canned goods from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. to any of the eight participating MJR Theaters and you can see a movie of your choice for FREE!

    Wednesday, November 12

    Russell Street Deli's Soup Academy
    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. Only 12 spots are available, so sign up today!

    Tuesdays in November

    Ongoing Events

    Art Van Together We Can Food Drive
    Join Art Van Furniture and WXYZ-Channel 7 to help feed hungry families this holiday season. Drop off nonperishable food donations to any Art Van Furniture store in the Metro Detroit area.

    Saturday, November 1 - Monday, November 24

    Detroit Mercy Men's Basketball Food Drive
    Donate two nonperishable food items at the UDM Athletic Office between November 3-17 and receive a complimentary general admission ticket to a Detroit Mercy Men's Basketball game vs. South Alabama (11/22) or Bowling Green (11/30).

    Monday, November 3 - Monday, November 17

    Kroger's Pour It Forward
    Join Kroger in giving the gift of milk to families in need. Purchase a gallon milk scan card for $3, available at any Kroger register, to help provide a gallon of milk to our hungry neighbors. 

    Wednesday, November 5 - Tuesday, December 16


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