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

    5th Annual Mow Down Hunger Campaign
    Any donation you make to Gleaners will be doubled by Weingartz – up to one million meals – and feed twice as many hungry children in southeast Michigan!

    Now - Monday, October 6

    Gleaner Day at Greenfield Village
    Hosted by Gleaner Life Insurance Society

    Buy one Greenfield Village admission ticket, get one FREE when you donate five nonperishable food items.

    Saturday, October 4


    Limited Time Only

    Clarkston Community Garden Harvest Dinner
    Catered by the Union Joints, ticket holders will once again enjoy local, unique dinner combinations. Joseph Allerton, Sommelier and Manager of Roast, will pair beer/wine with the meal. Proceeds benefit Clarkston Community Garden, whose fresh produce benefits Gleaners.

    Thursday, October 2

    Be a part of making a difference during the 4th annual Hands4Detroit event! Bring cans of food or volunteer to help sort donated items, local repair projects, or community clean-up. There's something for everyone!

    Saturday, October 4

    Corktown Charity Softball Tournament
    on Old Tiger Stadium Field
    This tournament, sponsored by McShane’s Irish Pub, is a full day of softball, unlimited food and drinks, all for $12 per person! Proceeds will benefit Gleaners.

    Saturday, October 4

    Savor Detroit - Fall Edition
    This event features ten chefs over five nights, paired as a duo each evening with a cocktail hour and appetizers, followed by a four-course dinner and dessert. Art auction proceeds to benefit Gleaners.

    Monday, October 6 - Friday, October 10

    Michigan Design Center Sample Sale
    Don’t miss your chance to purchase designer furnishings at deeply-discounted prices at the Michigan Design Center's biggest sale of the year! Admission is a nonperishable food donation to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank.

    Friday, October 10 & Saturday, October 11

    Saturday Super Sale - Oakland Mall
    Bring nonperishable food donations between 9:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., and you'll receive extra lucky tickets to win a FREE LUNCH gift card!

    Saturday, October 11

    Saturday Super Sale - Laurel Park Mall
    Bring nonperishable food donations between 9:30 a.m. & 7 p.m., and you'll receive extra lucky tickets to win a FREE LUNCH gift card!

    Saturday, October 25

    Ongoing Events

    RiseDetroit Charity Challenge
    You can help Gleaners win a $50,000 grand prize donation through the RiseDetroit Charity Challenge! Create your own fundraising page or donate directly to ours - the more money we raise during the challenge, the closer we'll get to alleviating hunger in Detroit!

    Now - Friday, October 31

    Erebus - The Haunt with a Heart
    This fall, visit this Guinness Book of World Record 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

    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!

    Monday, October 6 - 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

    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

    Glenwood Garden: Shop For Our Cause
    Shop at Glenwood Garden, an artisan food e-market, using the participation code 'gleaners' & 50% of the profit from your purchases will be donated directly to Gleaners.


    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

    Hunger-Free Holidays Bazaar
    Please join us for our inaugural Hunger-Free Holidays Bazaar. Beyond a cozy evening with exceptional fare and goods crafted by Michigan artisans, every dollar raised will provide three meals for hungry neighbors!

    Thursday, November 20


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