Hunger Stories

My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery Talks About Our Commitment to Community on CW50 Detroit

January 30, 2020

Erika Campbell, My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery (MNMG) Program Coordinator at Gleaners, joined Lisa Germani on CW50 Detroit’s Community Connect last week.

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Gleaners looks to tackle hunger through schools

January 28, 2020

A 10-year pilot is looking to prove it can and to create a scalable model that can be replicated in other districts around the state.

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Monteith Student Council’s Food Drive Helps Gleaners

December 13, 2019

The Monteith Elementary School student council wanted to help out others, so Nov. 1-25, students held a food drive at the school to feed the hungry.

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Student Group Steps Up for Charity

October 4, 2019

Key2Finesse, a group of metro Detroit students who care deeply about developing strong leadership skills among their peers, also showed concern for childhood hunger when it chose Gleaners’ BackPack Program as the recipient of its annual Speak the Difference fundraiser.

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Warren Woman Grateful to Gleaners for Saving Sister

October 1, 2019

Two years ago, Jennifer’s sister suffered a rapid decline in health and spent her 40th birthday in the hospital. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis…

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Fighting Hunger Just Got Harder

August 5, 2019

What farmers are experiencing in the fields is already impacting availability. “We lead the nation in several categories including asparagus, black beans, squash, cranberries and Niagara grapes,” explains Dr. Knight.

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Curation Foods Rolls Into Town With Fresh Produce for our Hungry Neighbors

June 27, 2019

Curation made the 1.5 hour trek from Bowling Green, Ohio to deliver fresh produce to folks lined up at the Twelfth Street Food Pantry on Detroit’s west side.

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7-year-old Gives Back by Holding Food Drive

April 30, 2019

After battling cancer, 7-year-old gives back by holding food drive Before March 7, 2018, Brock Meader of Livingston County was your typical 6-year-old. He loves cartoons, especially old-school ones like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” his dog, and being outdoors – last Christmas his parents got him a four-wheeler. His mom, Christa, says he’s outgoing and…

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How Volunteering Helped Inspire a Student

March 27, 2019

How Volunteering as a Youth Inspired College Student to Fight Food Insecurity with Blessing Box Detroit As a fifth-grader, Obaidah Bitar had no clue what food insecurity really looked like until he went with his classmates to volunteer through Kids Helping Kids at Gleaners. I didn’t know the extent of who was hungry, and the…

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Mayerlyn’s Story

June 1, 2018

Mayerlyn, a 14-year old, in southwest Detroit, found herself having to figure out a way to feed her siblings after her mother passed away. View her inspiring story.

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