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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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Heavy Lifting Behind the Scenes: Planet Fitness Donates $70,000 to Gleaners

June 24, 2021

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan is grateful to maintain strong partnerships with organizations that care deeply about securing food for their hungry neighbors. Since October 2020, Planet Fitness has donated nearly $9,000 per month in support of Gleaners’ programs and initiatives, including emergency mobile food distributions across Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Macomb, and Monroe counties.   “We have been proud to partner with Gleaners Community Food Bank for many years. Although we have not been able…

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Gleaners Receives $54,000 Legacy Gift from Kleemann Family

June 24, 2021
Eugene Smiling

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan expresses gratitude and thanks to Eugene “Gene” Kleemann and his family for their generous donation of $54,000. The legacy gift was made in memory of Gene after his passing in December 2019. Gleaners was selected as one of more than 30 nonprofit organizations to receive gifts during a memorial banquet at the family-owned Flushing Valley Golf & Country Club on May 18, 2021.  Gene is survived by his…

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Virtual Cereal Drive: Because Now More than Ever, Kids Need Breakfast

June 7, 2021

For the past 11 years the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Professional Nurse Council at the Detroit Medical Center has partnered with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan to lead a community effort to provide children with a consistent daily meal over summer recess.

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

April 15, 2021
Gleaners Covid Distribution

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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Food distribution needs grow with pandemic, schools reopening

September 29, 2020
Food Distribution in Schools Girl Eating Apple COVID News

Story first appeared in C&G Newspapers METRO DETROIT — The 11th year of the “Mow Down Hunger” campaign may be the most important of them all. The campaign, composed of a partnership between Gleaners Community Food Bank and Weingartz, began Sept. 14 and concludes Oct. 6. Weingartz, a Michigan-based and family-owned retailer, will match donations…

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