Press Releases

UnitedHealthcare Donates $750,000 to Nonprofits in Michigan

July 23, 2021

UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, is awarding $750,000 in Empowering Health grants to four community-based organizations in Michigan to expand access to care and address the social determinants of health for uninsured individuals and underserved communities. In total, UnitedHealthcare is donating $11.4 million through Empowering Health grants across 18 states and the District…

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A Kid’s Summer: Eat and Stay Safe This Season

July 23, 2021

Originally posted by Michigan Chronical COVID-19 is practically in the rearview mirror and with rates steadily declining and summer in full swing, it’s time to get the children outside and to play safely. The YMCA is offering children and youth several activities this summer with free programs, camps and activities. Latitia McCree, senior vice-president, Communications…

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United Way tests out new hub to bridge data divide between health and human services

July 13, 2021

A local data exchange aimed at filling in information gaps in the social safety net by digitally linking local health and human service organizations will launch this summer. A project of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, the Community Information Exchange seeks to better connect at-risk populations with basic needs assistance and other support, improve health…

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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 summer programming to address hunger across Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Macomb and Monroe counties. At a time when one in six people, including one in five…

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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 always been a difficult time for families and children facing hunger, and last summer we saw some of the greatest community need we have ever…

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Smoked meat company donates nearly 2000 pounds of meat to Gleaners Community Food Bank

June 30, 2021

Originally posted on WXYZ A San Antonio, Texas smoked meats company donated nearly one ton of premium sausages to the Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit. Kiolbassa has been making donations across the country as part of their “Links of Love” community enrichment initiative. Gleaners Food Bank was the sixth stop on the tour. “We…

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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 this summer. While the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified awareness about hunger throughout the region, it is a persistent issue that impacted vulnerable populations long before…

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Gleaners adds dozens of food distribution sites this summer

June 25, 2021

Originally posted by The Detroit Free Press Starting next week, children in metro Detroit can get free meals through a summer food program run by Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, which is adding 66 distribution sites. Families can get fresh groceries through drive-thrus, pick up prepared meals once a week, and grab breakfast…

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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, Washington, D.C., Boston, and Detroit.  The total value of the donations is $500,000. Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food banks, estimates that most…

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Michiganders continue to face hunger this summer. Here’s how you can help.

June 10, 2021

Michiganders continue to face hunger this summer. Here’s how you can help.

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