Fill the Van Champions

Fill the Van Champions


Drive Out Hunger is Gleaners Community Food Bank’s new campaign to collect food to feed our hungry neighbors. Through the generosity of Ford Motor Company and the Suburban Collection, Gleaners has four Transit Connect vans that we can use for food pickups and drop offs. These vans mean we no longer have to send one of our full size trucks and incur the expense for gas and drivers, leaving more dollars for those in need.

Many local businesses, schools and groups have taken our “Fill The Van” challenge and organized a food drive to collect enough food to fill one of our Transit Connect vans. Below is a list of our “Fill The Van Champions”, groups who collected more than 1000 pounds of food for our hungry neighbors!

January 2013

Sikh Society of Michigan: 1,465 lbs and 47 lbs of personal care products

December 2012

Van Dyke Professional Personnel: 778 lbs and $720

November 2012

Maire Elementary School: 1,252 lbs

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church: 1,107 lbs

Allegra Direct Comunication: 1,010 lbs

Organic, Inc.: 1,808 lbs

Southfield Lathrup High School: 1,498 lbs

PSCU (Southgate Office): 1,061 lbs

The Tapco Group: 1,013 lbs

October 2012

Zombie Walk Detroit: 1,422 lbs

Pinckney Crop Walk: 2,252 lbs

August 2012

Church Softball Tournament: 1,118 lbs

March 2012

MGM Grand: 1,091 lbs

HP Enterprise Services: 1,310 lbs

Marathon Petroleum: 557 lbs and a large collection of personal care items

Progressive Insurance (Plymouth): 948 lbs

Cancer Support Services: 2,477 lbs

February 2012

Detroit Boat Show: 1,369 lbs

Livingston Christian Schools: 1,110 lbs

January 2012

Farbman Group: 2,269 lbs and $709

Campbell Ewald: 3,369 lbs

December 2011

Downriver YMCA: 1,079 lbs

Mascar: 1,144 lbs

Lawrence Tech University: 1,684 lbs

Penske: 2,061 lbs

Accelerated Rehab: 1,253 lbs

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church: 1,172 lbs

Tacom: 1,280 lbs

Lowry Computer Products: 2,401 lbs

Secrest Wardle: 981 lbs and $69

GM - Purchasing: 1,260 lbs

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners: 3,763 lbs

Ford Credit: 1,041 lbs

IAC Group: 3,794 lbs

Boy Scout Troup 242/New Hope Church: 1,247 lbs

John Deere Landscapes: 6,519 lbs

City of Dearborn Hts: 1,386 lbs

TRW Automotive: 1,167 lbs

Farmington 98 Fire Hockey: 1,402 lbs

Keller Trans: 1,591 lbs

Asset Acceptance: 2,635 lbs

Dialogue Marketing: 1,661 lbs

November 2011

Bluz Tattooz: 3,267 lbs and $220

American Axle Manufacturing: 1,455 lbs

Cadillac (Detroit): 1,263 lbs

FISERV: 1,361 lbs and $1698

Fox Run Villiage: 2,286 lbs

On My Own of Michigan: 975 lbs and $150

CenCorp: 979 lbs and $200

Cornerstone School: 1,100

Meritor: 1,206 lbs and $336

Organic, Inc: 3,200 lbs and $526

Chrysler Pentasap:3,818 lbs

Interior Environments: 1,066 lbs and $200

Allstate: (Farmington Hills): 1,975 lbs

Chysler: 5,849 lbs

Comcast: (Bingham Farms): 1,029 lbs

Target: (Dearborn Hts): 1,255 lbs

Cengage: 975 lbs & $2,125

PSCU Financial Services: 1,555 lbs

Trimas Corp.: 1,642 lbs

Minacs: 1,060 lbs

Getaway Family Worship Center: 1,066 lbs

October 2011

Detroit Zombie Walk: 2,485 lbs

Mt. Clemens Hockey Association: 1,365 lbs

BNY Mellon: 1,316 lbs and $500

Temple Kol Ami: 2,596 lbs

J.C. Penny: 5,566 lbs

Behavioral Health Professionals: 1,376 lbs

September 2011

Meadowbrook Insurance Group: 1,299 lbs

July 2011

USA Harvest / Goo Goo Dolls Concert: 1,193 lbs

May 2011

Birmingham Covington: 1,203 lbs                      

Cranbrook Brookside: 2,118 lbs

April 2011

Marist Academy: 2,375 lbs

March 2011

Ford - Growth Division: 1,087 lbs

February 2011  

Tweddle Group: 2,113 lbs      

Loon Lake Elementary: 1,545 lbs 

January 2011

Roeper High School: 2,052 lbs

Farbman Group: 1,832 lbs 

Get Involved!

For more information on how your group can become a "Fill the Van Champion," please contact Stephanie Melnick at or 866-453-2637, ext. 270.