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The Hunger Free Summer Food Fight

You can make a difference for a hungry child this summer!

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan invites you to participate in the 21st Annual Hunger Free Summer Food Fight from Monday, July 20th through Friday, July 31st, 2015. 

When school lets out, more than 300,000 southeast Michigan children lose access to school-provided meals. By participating in the Hunger Free Summer Food Fight, you can help these kids enjoy a healthy and happy summer. The Food Fight is an annual food and fund collection in which organizations throughout the tri-county area compete against teams within their division to raise the most meals.

Any type of business or organization can participate.  Companies are grouped by number of employees and compete against others in their “weight category”.  The 2014 category winners were: Fifth Third Bank (750+ employees), Doner (250+ employees), Rehmann (100+ employees), Crestmark Bank (<100 employees), TD Auto Finance (2014 New Participant Award) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Special Recognition, Hunger Free Summer Matching Donor). See below for a complete list of participants - they are all winners!

2014 Food Fight Participants

Left: Team representatives participate in a volunteer project during the food fight kick-off at the Detroit warehouse. Center: The TD Auto Finance team poses in front of a Gleaners truck full with the food they collected. Right: The team BorgWarner has a dunk tank at their summer BBQ to benefit Gleaners.

We had a record-setting 20th anniversary last year, raising over 32,000 pounds of food and collecting over $55,000! We hope to have you on board to kick off the third decade of this important effort to feed children in need. If you sign up, get ready to join us for a kick-off party in mid-July at our Detroit distribution center. Additional information will follow.

To participate, simply fill out the registration form. We will provide you with collection boxes for food, canisters for monetary donations and a virtual food drive page to make secure monetary donations online. We have customizable posters and flyers for you to download and use to promote the food drive with your employees, customers and others. Once the drive is over, Gleaners will pick up the food from your location.

For more information, contact Allison Lucas at or 866-GLEANER (453-2637), ext. 271.

2014 Participants

920 on the Park
Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc.
Belle Tire
BI Worldwide
BNP Media
City of Troy
Crestmark Bank
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Fifth Third Bank
Flagstar Bank
Gateway Country Day School
George Washington Carver Academy
GFS Marketplace
GlobalHue – Detroit
Gordon Advisors
J.D. Power
Jack Henry – Northville
Jack Henry – Troy
Johnson Controls, Inc. – Auto Seat
Kennedy Industries
Kirco Mangaement/Columbia Center
Kiwanis – Troy
Kiwanis – Utica/Shelby Township
Neiman Marcus
Orlans Group
Osprey Officentre
Panasonic Automotive Co. of America
Precise Chiropractic
Robert Bosch – Farmington Hills
Robert Bosch – Plymouth
Sedgewick CMS
Snook Housey
TD Auto Finance
Thomson Reuters
TRW Automotive-Wixom
Walsh College
Yazaki North America


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