Hunger Stories

2024 National Volunteer Week – Part 2

April 24, 2024

Gleaners South Warehouse We continue our celebration of National Volunteer Week by shining a spotlight on some of our regular volunteers who are essential to our operations at the Gleaners…

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2024 National Volunteer Week – Part 1

April 23, 2024

Spotlight on Livingston County April 21 through April 27, 2024 is National Volunteer Week! To celebrate, we’re highlighting some of our longtime volunteers – allow us to introduce you to…

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Dave Zarek: Lifelong Leader, Inspiring through Action

April 16, 2024

A life-altering wrestling injury ended community activist Dave Zarek’s plans to attend the Naval Academy. “At 19 years old, I died on the operating table,” he said. Multiple major surgeries…

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Fox 2 Detroit – a Newsworthy Partner in our Efforts to Solve Hunger!

December 19, 2023

As 2023 comes to an end, we look back with gratitude for every volunteer, donor, community organization, business and friend whose support helped power our work throughout the year. Gleaners…

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12 Ways Gleaners is Serving Livingston County

November 16, 2023

From November 11 through November 22, 2023, we’re celebrating the 12 Days of Gleaners with 12 specific examples of how Gleaners is working throughout Livingston County to address food insecurity.  …

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Metallica Donates $100K to Detroit Charities Following Concerts

November 16, 2023

Originally posted on Metallica donated $100,000 to several Detroit charities following the band’s shows at Ford Field in Detroit over the weekend. The band’s charity, All Within My Hands,…

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10,000 Meals – A Diwali Celebration of Light

November 9, 2023

After providing care to local children for more than 100 years (combined) as pediatric specialists, Drs. Ashok and Ingrid (Sharada) Sarnaik may be officially retired – but they haven’t stopped…

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Help ‘Turn the Page’ on Hunger with Metallica  

October 18, 2023

Metallica is headed to Detroit to perform at Ford Field on November 10 and 12, 2023, as part of their M72 World Tour – and they’re inviting fans to volunteer…

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Rick Young – A True Hunger Hero

September 11, 2023

For the last 15 years, Rick Young has been a reliable, passionate collaborator in our work to solve hunger in Southeast Michigan. The owner of Rick Young Insurance in Rochester…

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Detroit Public Library and Gleaners join forces!

September 6, 2023

Originally posted on WDIV’s YouTube channel: Two iconic institutions in Detroit have joined together to close the hunger gap in the metro area. An estimated 316,000 students in the metro area…

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