Gerry’s Tableside Chats

Gerry’s Tableside Chat: Dr. Phil Knight’s Passion for Solving Hunger

September 9, 2019

Dr. Phil Knight is executive director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan, a nonprofit that helps improve access to food for 1.6 million Michiganders.

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Gerry’s Tableside Chat: Livingston County Volunteer Leader

September 2, 2019

Our volunteers wear many hats and take on many different roles and David Seibert is no exception. He’s been a volunteer leader with Gleaners in Livingston County for more than 17 years. In this week’s chat, meet David and learn what inspires him most.

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Gerry’s Tableside Chat: Fish and Loaves

August 26, 2019

Client choice pantries like Fish & Loaves are a critical part of reaching our hungry neighbors. They look and feel like grocery stores so people can choose foods that work for them and their households. In this week’s chat, Gerry introduces us to the inspiring woman behind Fish & Loaves.

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Gerry’s Tableside Chat: Meet Reverend Joan Ross

August 19, 2019

Rev. Ross is a beloved leader in Detroit’s North End community. For many years, she has worked with Gleaners, distributing food to people in her area.

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Gerry’s Tableside Chat: Why Fred Volunteers Daily

August 12, 2019

Our volunteers put in thousands of hours to help with packing, sorting, distribution deliveries, and more to make sure that our community is fed. In this week’s chat, Gerry introduces us to volunteer Fred Guttman, who comes in nearly every day. Since last September, he’s put in almost 160 volunteer hours, and he’s just getting…

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Gerry’s Tableside Chat: Former Gleaners President Rick Loewenstein

August 5, 2019

Rick Loewenstein is a longtime friend and served as Gleaners president from 1999 to 2002. He has made a tremendous impact, in part by spearheading the campaign to build our current distribution center. In this week’s chat, Gerry introduces us to Rick, who reflects on the past, present, and future of our mission.

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Gerry’s Tableside Chat: Meet Victor Green

July 29, 2019

Having a ‘can do’ attitude is a big help in the fight against hunger. Victor Green knows that firsthand. In this week’s chat, Gerry introduces us to the former Gleaners board member who serves as Director of Community Relations at Wayne State University. Watch to find out how he’s making a difference.

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Gerry’s Tableside Chat: Meet Philanthropist Mike Acheson

July 22, 2019

He is a philanthropist and former Gleaners board chair who has spent thousands of hours as a volunteer, introduced dozens of influential leaders to the importance of food security, and has provided funds for all the major projects of Gleaners over the years. In this week’s chat Gerry introduces us to Mike Acheson who says…

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Gerry’s Tableside Chat: What Motivates Dave

July 15, 2019

The goal of ending hunger is a very noble one. So says Dave VanderPloeg, who has been a board or committee member for Gleaners for more than 15 years. What motives Dave to help fight hunger? Find out in this week’s Gerry’s Tableside Chat.

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Gerry’s Tableside Chat: Healthy Food Home Delivery

July 8, 2019

Our team truly goes the extra mile to get food to the homes of people who are chronically ill. It’s all part of our Healthy Food Home Delivery.

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