Press Releases

Gleaners Receives $100,000 Grant from Morgan Stanley Foundation

September 15, 2021

With a longstanding commitment to children’s health and access to nutritious food, the Morgan Stanley Foundation has awarded Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan with a $100,000 grant. The funds will support Gleaners’ expanded School Food Mobile distributions, which provide nutritious food to school families. Gleaners is one of 28 food banks that received grant funding from Morgan Stanley as part of a $2.1 million gift to Feeding America® member food…

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Suburban Collection Teams with Gleaners for Virtual Food Drive

September 13, 2021

Originally posted on C&G News TROY — The Suburban Collection, a series of car dealerships and lots based in Troy, has teamed up with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan to raise funds to help those in danger of going hungry. They are doing this through a virtual food drive, which is collecting money…

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The Suburban Collection to ‘Drive Away Hunger’ with Gleaners

August 23, 2021

Originally posted on DBusiness To help households in Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Monroe, and Macomb counties feed their families, The Suburban Collection announced its second annual Drive Away Hunger fundraising campaign in partnership with Gleaners Community Food Bank. The goal is to engage staff and the community to raise funds for 375,000 meals for Gleaners by…

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Collaboration is Key to Providing Children with Summer Meals

August 6, 2021

On a sunny summer day in Detroit, dozens of children leave their apartments to congregate at the neighborhood park. Full of excitement, they run to the field to exchange high fives with their coaches, a local group of professional soccer players. It’s the third week of Community Kicks, and the children can’t wait to enjoy another day of soccer training, nutrition education, and healthy…

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UnitedHealthcare Donates $750K to Michigan Nonprofits

August 6, 2021

Originally posted on DBuisiness UnitedHealthcare, headquartered in Minnesota, 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…

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Iron Chef Sponsors Matching Dollars For Fundraiser

August 4, 2021

Originally posted on WHMI A fundraiser to help put healthy food on Livingston County tables is taking place in the temporary absence of a popular cooking competition. Due to what was described as “unforeseen circumstances”, combined with the restaurant industry being hit hard by the pandemic, Gleaners Community Food Bank was forced to cancel the…

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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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