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Hunger Action Month 

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Gleaners Community Food Bank Is Speaking Out Against Hunger!

September is Hunger Action Month, and Gleaners Community Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America network, is asking individuals to take action to fight hunger in our community.

Hunger affects communities all across the country—rural, urban, and suburban. Right here in southeast Michigan, 1 in 6 people struggle with hunger. The problem is closer than you think, but so is the solution.

As individuals, charities, businesses, and government, we all have a role to play in getting food to those in need. Almost 47 million people in America struggle with hunger often do so in silence. They live in our communities; they are our neighbors, our co-workers, and our friends, yet their struggles can go unheard. Throughout the campaign, Gleaners will call on you to take action.

Here are a few ways you can get involved!

  • DONATE: Learn more about our Mow Down Hunger Campaign where all gifts will be matched dollar for dollar by Weingartz from September 14 - October 6. 
  • VOLUNTEER: Visit our volunteer page to learn about opportunities to participate at one of our five locations, at a local garden or at an upcoming event.
  • SPREAD THE WORD: Gerry Brisson, Gleaners Community Food Bank President and Kirk Mayes, Forgotten Harvest CEO discuss the need for community partnerships in hunger relief in this video. Share it on your social media accounts and help spread awareness of hunger relief.
  • HOST A FOOD OR FUND DRIVE: You provide the location and imagination. Gleaners will supply everything else you need to help feed your hungry neighbors. 
  • GO ORANGE: On September 3 and throughout the month, wear orange or Go Orange digitally using the following Facebook images or through Feeding America’s social media applications.

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By simply lending your voice during Hunger Action Month, you can make a tangible contribution to mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger in southeast Michigan.

To learn more about Hunger Action Month, and the work that Gleaners and Feeding America do all year long, visit the national website here.