Hunger Stories

Taylor Swift Gives ‘Generous’ Donation to Gleaners

June 12, 2023
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Originally posted on Taylor Swift is spreading some joy during her Eras Tour — onstage and beyond. The musician, 33, made a donation to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan this…

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SNAP cuts leave Michigan families, food banks struggling

March 20, 2023

Originally posted on It’s 8 a.m. on a Wednesday morning, which means Karen Palumbo is on the move.  Cradling loaves of bread, she deftly maneuvers under the neon lights…

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Inliner Solutions, IWPC Host Turkey and Ham Giveaway with Gleaners

November 18, 2022
Inliner Solutions

On Thursday, November 17, Gleaners received an amazing donation of 500 turkeys and 500 hams from Inland Waters Pollution Control and Inliner Solutions! We are grateful for their generosity so that members of…

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Detroit Lions Foundation collaborates with Gleaners Community Food Bank

October 31, 2022

Originally posted on DETROIT – Sunday, as the Detroit Lions took on the Miami Dolphins, fans had a chance to give back to the community. The Detroit Lions Foundation teamed up with Gleaners Community…

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Dairy plays a vital role in food security

October 20, 2022

Originally posted on Michigan Farm News Milk is one of the most frequently requested items at food banks, but it’s one of the least likely to be donated because temperature…

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Food banks feel strained as COVID-19 resources end, inflation hits with heightened need

October 3, 2022

Originally posted on Detroit Free Press Back in January, Brother Rob Roemer said about 40 people came to the food bank at Capuchin Services every day. By June, it was…

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Gleaners’ Guests Share How Inflation is Impacting Daily Life 

July 12, 2022
Car lined up for a community mobile distribution

On a Friday afternoon, a Gleaners semi-truck pulls into the parking lot outside of the Oakland County Health Department in Southfield. It’s packed to the brim with fresh produce, gallons…

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SV Temple of Michigan Raises $15,000 for Gleaners

May 9, 2022

This past month, SV Temple of Michigan raised $15,000 – or 90,000 meals – for Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan. This generous contribution was the result of a…

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Ford to use autonomous vehicle shuttles to deliver fresh food to seniors in Detroit

January 7, 2022

Originally posted on Crains Ford Motor Co.’s pilot program will use autonomous shuttles to deliver 10,000 pounds of food. Ford Motor Co. is combining research and philanthropy with a pilot…

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Volunteers do the impossible at Gleaners Food Bank

December 23, 2021

Originally posted on Fox 2 It’s not food or logistics, but payroll that can be the biggest expense for food banks. Paying employees can eat into the funds meant to…

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