Hunger Stories

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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Food distribution needs grow with pandemic, schools reopening

September 29, 2020
Food Distribution in Schools Girl Eating Apple COVID News

Story first appeared in C&G Newspapers METRO DETROIT — The 11th year of the “Mow Down Hunger” campaign may be the most important of them all. The campaign, composed of a partnership between Gleaners Community Food Bank and Weingartz, began Sept. 14 and concludes Oct. 6. Weingartz, a Michigan-based and family-owned retailer, will match donations…

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Gleaners Emergency Response Update: September

September 22, 2020

Gleaners Community Food Bank is six months into our COVID-19 response efforts. Our team has delivered an additional 11.5 million pounds of food to 325,000 households deeply affected by the crisis. Month after month, our rate of food distribution remains 45% higher than any previous year. With every bag of groceries and every emergency food…

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From Detroit to Hartland, an Urgent Moment for School-age Kids

September 18, 2020

In the weeks leading up to the start of an uncertain school year, parents with school-age children had to make hard decisions concerning their student’s learning.

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Food banks expect spike in demand as meals for kids shift back to school-delivered models

August 26, 2020

The gaps left by resuming the regular school meal programs represent the fourth wave of need to come at food providers since the pandemic began.

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