Hunger Stories

The Suburban Collection donates 1 million meals to Drive Away Hunger

February 26, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic swept across southeast Michigan, it set forth a chain of events that caused food insecurity to skyrocket overnight. Children lost access to free and reduced meals at school. Working parents faced mass layoffs and furloughs at their workplaces. Seniors and other high-risk groups struggled to safely shop for groceries. Feeding America…

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Food insecurity increasing during the pandemic

January 27, 2021

“When you’re food insecure, you have one problem. You don’t have two”

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Food Banks Receive Boost from Stimulus Package

January 13, 2021

Originally posted on FREEP More than a million Michiganders who receive federal food assistance will see extra benefits loaded onto their Bridge cards later this monthand food banks and pantries across the state stand to get a much needed boost.  The latest federal stimulus package earmarks $13 billion for food assistance, including a 15% increase…

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Adrian Peterson: Today on Thanksgiving, let’s help fight hunger in Detroit

December 3, 2020

Detroit Lions own Adrian Peterson gives to Gleaners

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How Community Organizations Are Changing to Meet the Needs of Food Insecure Detroiters

November 4, 2020

The pandemic has exacerbated pressures on local food pantries, but Detroit’s robust aid networks are expanding to get fresh food to people who need it.

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Immediate Relief Starts with Food

November 4, 2020

Gleaners is expanding our partner network to help serve specific populations experiencing an urgent need for emergency food.

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Investing in the Lives of Kids

October 8, 2020

A once-a-year opportunity to double your gift to Gleaners’ M.I.L.K. Movement

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Tremendous Turn Out for Fresh Nutritious Food

October 7, 2020

Our new pantry model delivers healthy options to everyone in need.

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Gleaners and Weingartz ‘Mow Down Hunger’ to Provide 1M Meals

September 29, 2020

Gleaners Community Food Bank and Weingartz have partnered for the 11th annual Mow Down Hunger campaign, which runs Sept. 14 to Oct. 6.

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Virtual learning may cause students in need to miss out on two daily meals

September 29, 2020
Gleaners Covid Distribution

Story first appeared in Oakland Press More than 310,000 children in southeast Michigan rely on free or reduced-cost breakfasts and lunches at school to provide two of their three daily meals.  With many schools only offering virtual and/or hybrid instruction as a result of COVID-19, it’s important to get children the food they may be…

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