About Gleaners

Vision

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We exist to provide households with access to sufficient, nutritious food, and related resources. We accomplish this through collaboration, efficient operations, education, and innovative solutions to achieve a hunger-free community in southeast Michigan.


Gleaners Community Food Bank, with broad community support, fights hunger in southeastern Michigan. In collaboration with our member agencies, the Feeding America network, and our program partners, we provide millions of pounds of donated and purchased food to people in need. In so doing, Gleaners is committed to distributing nutritional, high quality food. Through education and advocacy, we will reduce reliance on the emergency food system. Gleaners adopts best practices and cost effective systems and procedures to achieve the highest possible return on its human and financial resources. Gleaners fulfills its role with a sense of compassion and urgency while nourishing, sustaining and advancing hope in our community.

Gleaners’ Strategic Plan

Gleaners 2023 Envisioned Future

We have significantly reduced hunger among families in southeast Michigan. We promote self-sufficiency through education, advocacy, benefits access, and community engagement.

We engage in strong, collaborative relationships with like-minded partners to create and deliver measurable, relevant, sustainable, and integrated programs. We receive significant charitable gifts reflecting the community support of our meaningful work and positive results.

We are recognized for innovation and productivity, setting best practices in the areas of food safety and nutrition, program integration, logistics, and efficiency. We have the resources we need and are financially strong with diverse revenue sources.

Dedicated and committed staff, board, and volunteers work passionately and cooperatively to achieve the organization’s vision. The professional environment is dynamic, energizing, and spirited. People realize they are making a difference in the lives of individuals, families, and our communities.

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