Hunger Stories

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

August 12, 2021
happy girl with a sandwich

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Aramco Americas supports five food banks nationwide as food insecurity continues

June 25, 2021

Originally posted on americas.aramco.com 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,…

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Detroit Partners Unite After Fire Destroys Harper Food Center

March 19, 2021

On a cold Saturday evening in February, Rev. Dr. Steve Bland, Jr. of Liberty Temple Baptist Church turned on the local news as he prepared for Sunday church services. When…

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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…

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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…

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