Fresh! by Gleaners Where optimism thrives and hunger diminishes.

We believe hunger can be solved. We believe our community is strengthened when neighbors have access to the food they need. We believe our guests should be embraced with support and dignity. And we believe our services should evolve to meet our guests’ changing needs. 

Introducing: Fresh! by Gleaners, a pivotal stride toward turning these beliefs into action – a place where optimism thrives and hunger diminishes.

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Fresh! by Gleaners will provide fresh fruits and vegetables, milk and eggs to our neighbors in need through shopping experiences inspired by advances in retail grocery and years of collaborative research.  

A launch-and-learn pilot Fresh! by Gleaners will be located on 8 Mile Rd. in Warren, primarily serving the Detroit and Warren communities. Groundbreaking is planned for early summer 2024 with plans to open in early 2025.  

Fresh! by Gleaners will include in-store “shopping,” curbside pickup and refrigerated locker options, and an attached awning will allow for weather-protected, drive-thru mobile distributions during non-retail hours. These varied options will give our guests greater flexibility in frequency, timing of service and product choice - complementing the important work of the existing emergency food network. 

Fresh! by Gleaners will help us reach the growing number of neighbors seeking food assistance.  Gleaners has experienced a 30% increase in requests for food support over the last year. “The emergency food network has always innovated to do more and better in the face of challenge,” said Gleaners President and CEO Gerry Brisson. “With Fresh! by Gleaners, we’re taking the next step to improve how we meet people where they are to better serve our communities.” 

More than five years of planning and concept testing have gone into Fresh! by Gleaners, including gathering input directly from Gleaners guests, community leaders, agency partners, local and county government, Gleaners team members and donors. We’re excited to share this concept with our supporters as we move forward together toward solving hunger in Southeast Michigan.  

Meet Fresh! by Gleaners.
By nourishing households, our community is positioned to thrive.