Gleaners Food Drives Hosting a giving-back event to benefit the people served by Gleaners is easy and anyone can participate. There are several ways for your business, school, church, or community group to get involved.

Virtual Food Drives

Virtual food drives allow us to feed more people and help provide nearly 50% of fresh produce, dairy, and meat that we deliver to our guests. Every dollar donated feeds a person for a day.

Traditional Food Drives

Traditional food drives provide our partner agencies with a variety of greatly needed food items that go directly on their shelves to feed others. Every 4 pounds of donated food can provide 3 meals to a hungry neighbor!

Your Donation Provides Healthy Futures

When our neighbors have access to the nutritious food they deserve — our entire community thrives. By relieving the daily stress of hunger, we help people in need focus on their path to success.

Each year, Gleaners distributes more than 45 million pounds of nutritious food. With increased food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gleaners has become a lifeline for struggling households across Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties.

Hunger is on the rise. Feeding America estimates that more people in southeast Michigan will struggle to eat in the months ahead:

778,000 people will face food insecurity.

1 in every 5 children will struggle with hunger.

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Wait a minute. I know what a food drive is but what's a Virtual Food Drive?

Interested in seeing how a virtual drive works and supports our neighbors? Check out the video below! 

Interested in learning more about our Virtual Food Drive system?  Click the buttons below to get started: