Gleaners is expanding our healthy food distributions throughout southeast Michigan. Our Fresh Market Pantry initiatives offer convenient access to fresh produce and dairy to anyone in need of food assistance. The new concept is reshaping emergency food distributions by focusing on more frequent drop-in hour access to a wider variety of nutritious foods.
Fresh Market at Shared Harvest Pantry
Gleaners’ first Fresh Market Pantry opened in August 2019 at our Shared Harvest Pantry in Livingston. The weekly market is open every Thursday from 5:00-7:00 p.m., and provides free produce, milk, and eggs to food-insecure guests. Today, the market serves up to 80 families a week during the two-hour distribution.
“Having immediate access to fresh produce, during a time that works for their schedule, is changing lives.”
—Roni Lundy, Livingston Operations Manager
Learnings from Fresh Market at Shared Harvest Pantry are being implemented in several new initiatives launching at Gleaners’ partner agencies in spring 2020. Stay tuned for more news on Fresh Market Pantry locations.
Fresh Market Pantry is made possible with support of the county, health systems, nonprofit pantries and shelters and local supporters like you. Make a gift today to support this new initiative and others like it.
"We are going to continue to grow with healthy and fresh. It's what our consumers need if we want to positively impact their health."
—Julie Beamer, Chief Operating Officer at Gleaners
“Now our families have a way to get fresh food in the moment, right when they need it.”
—Bridget Brown, Director of Food Secure Livingston