Hunger Stories

Ford to use autonomous vehicle shuttles to deliver fresh food to seniors in Detroit

January 7, 2022

Originally posted on Crains Ford Motor Co.’s pilot program will use autonomous shuttles to deliver 10,000 pounds of food. Ford Motor Co. is combining research and philanthropy with a pilot program that will use autonomous shuttles to deliver 10,000 pounds of fresh food to mobility-challenged older adults in Detroit. The six-month program will double the…

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Volunteers do the impossible at Gleaners Food Bank

December 23, 2021

Originally posted on Fox 2 It’s not food or logistics, but payroll that can be the biggest expense for food banks. Paying employees can eat into the funds meant to purchase food and supplies, which comes at a premium this holiday season. But with the aid of volunteers at Gleaners, those struggling to get by…

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Howell Schools Food Drive Comes Through For Gleaners

December 21, 2021

Originally posted on WHMI A local nonprofit will benefit from the Howell Public Schools’ food drive, which amassed more than 20,000 pounds of donations. Student generosity came through in a big way for the district-wide canned food drive to support Gleaners Community Food Bank. Gleaners helps local families in need by providing access to nutritious…

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Local Dentists Collect Over $35,000 For Gleaners

December 20, 2021

Originally posted on WHMI A partnership with local dentists will allow Gleaners Community Food Bank to put food on the table for thousands of people in Livingston County. The Gold for Food Program was begun by Dr. Fredric Bonine in 1996. When patients have teeth extracted, they are asked if they would like to donate…

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Community food program to provide a ‘Hunger-Free Summer’ for Southeast Michigan kids

August 12, 2021
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They say hot months in the state are always a challenge as school lunch programs come to a halt. And now, due to the pandemic, the situation has gotten worse.

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3 ways food banks can help hungry kids and families this summer

July 9, 2021

Originally posted on WDIV Far too many children and families are worried about where their next meal will come from – but Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan has launched its summer programming to address hunger across Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Macomb and Monroe counties. At a time when one in six people, including one in five…

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How to Help Hungry Veterans for 4th of July  

July 1, 2021

Independence Day is just around the corner, and Americans are getting ready to celebrate the holiday weekend with fireworks, parades, cookouts, and gatherings with friends and family. But beyond the red, white, and blue displays of patriotism, thousands of local veterans are still living in poverty and struggling to put food on the table.    Food is among the most basic of needs, but hunger still infiltrates the daily lives of local veterans and their families. Here’s what you need to…

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Gleaners Food Bank launches ‘Hunger Free Summer’ program to provide free meals to kids

June 30, 2021

Originally posted on WXYZ Gleaners Community Food Bank will provide meals to children all summer in hopes of providing a “Hunger Free Summer” for kids in Southeast Michigan. “Summer has always been a difficult time for families and children facing hunger, and last summer we saw some of the greatest community need we have ever…

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Families’ needs for emergency food services expected to soar this summer

June 29, 2021

Originally posted on WDIV According to projections from Feeding America, one in six people — including one in five children — across Southeast Michigan are at risk of facing hunger this summer. While the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified awareness about hunger throughout the region, it is a persistent issue that impacted vulnerable populations long before…

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Aramco Americas supports five food banks nationwide as food insecurity continues

June 25, 2021

Originally posted on The donations fund the purchase of food and help expand the capacity of distribution networks and special programs for those in need in Houston, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, and Detroit.  The total value of the donations is $500,000. Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food banks, estimates that most…

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