Local Realtors To Hold Annual Food Drive

April 27, 2021

Originally posted on WHMI The 19th annual Livingston County Association of Realtors Food & Fund Drive is scheduled for next Saturday, May 1st, to help those in need of help of meeting the food needs of their family. The event will take place at 19 real estate agencies all over Livingston County with donations going…

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Gleaners Wins Detroit Free Press “Best of the Best” Award

April 21, 2021

After months of nominations and community voting, the Detroit Free Press has announced Gleaners Community Food Bank as the winner of the 2020 Best of the Best Detroit Award in the non-profit category.

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DTE Energy Foundation gives more than $100,000 to help feed families across Michigan

April 15, 2021
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Originally posted on Yahoo Finance. Detroit, March 31, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The DTE Energy Foundation today announced it awarded more than $100,000 in grants to help Michigan emergency food banks and providers – Feeding America West Michigan, Fishes & Loaves and Gleaners Community Food Bank – to distribute meals and critical nourishment to Michiganders…

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Honoring the Life of Don Slotkin

March 26, 2021

With the recent passing of Don Slotkin, the Gleaners community has lost one of its great champions. Don was the chairman of the Gleaners Community Food Bank Board of Directors in the 1990s, and he and his wife, Edith, were inaugural members of Gleaners’ Legacy Society in 2008.

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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 he looked up at the screen, he was devastated by the images he saw: Harper Food Center in Detroit had just burned to the ground.…

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Michigan National Guard food bank support exceeds 34 million pounds

March 17, 2021

Originally posted on DVIDS LANSING, Mich.—Michigan National Guard (MING) Soldiers and Airmen,working alongside food bank workers and volunteers across the state, have now helped distribute more than 34 million pounds of food to those in need. The Soldiers and Airmen are part of the state’s COVID-19 Joint Task Force (JTF) 172. The separate food bank…

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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 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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Wayne County Partners with Forgotten Harvest, Gleaners to Assist Residents in Need

January 29, 2021

Originally posted on CARES Act funds used to help address areas battling food insecurity during COVID-19 WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. -Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans announced today a $400,000 program in partnership with Forgotten Harvest and Gleaners Community Food Bank to provide food assistance to residents in need as the County continues to work through…

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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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