Press Releases

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

January 29, 2021

Originally posted on waynecounty.com 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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Gold for Food Program a Success

January 13, 2021

A program initially launched by a local oral surgeon has managed to raise nearly $50,000 for Gleaners Community Food Bank of Livingston County.

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Gleaners buys Taylor site, will move bulk of inventory and food distribution operations there

January 8, 2021

Gleaners buys Taylor site, will move bulk of inventory and food distribution operations there

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Gleaners Food Bank Spokesman Discusses Increased Need to Provide Food and Giving Tuesday

December 3, 2020

Gleaners Food Bank Director of Marketing, Terry Collia, joins the program to talk about the food bank’s continued service to the community during the pandemic

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Adrian Peterson: Today on Thanksgiving, let’s help fight hunger in Detroit

December 3, 2020

Detroit Lions own Adrian Peterson gives to Gleaners

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Gleaners and Weingartz ‘Mow Down Hunger’ to Provide 1M Meals

September 29, 2020

Gleaners Community Food Bank and Weingartz have partnered for the 11th annual Mow Down Hunger campaign, which runs Sept. 14 to Oct. 6.

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Virtual learning may cause students in need to miss out on two daily meals

September 29, 2020
Gleaners Covid Distribution

Story first appeared in Oakland Press More than 310,000 children in southeast Michigan rely on free or reduced-cost breakfasts and lunches at school to provide two of their three daily meals.  With many schools only offering virtual and/or hybrid instruction as a result of COVID-19, it’s important to get children the food they may be…

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