Ways to Give Since 1977, Gleaners Community Food Bank has relied on the generosity of individuals and corporations to help us end hunger in southeastern Michigan.

Donate Now

Help us provide millions of meals to our hungry neighbors this year.

Corporate Partnership

We offer sponsorship opportunities that allow companies to help us end hunger.

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There are many ways to make a difference in the lives of our hungry neighbors.


comes from private sources, including individual donors

Help us make an impact

After nearly half a century, your support is still vitally important. If you are interested in solving hunger in our region, we invite you to explore the information below and reach out to us with questions about the best ways for you to help. On behalf of our neighbors facing food insecurity in our five-county service area, thank you for helping Gleaners continue to provide these critical services.

Call 313-923-3535 with any inquiries or about making a donation. You can also contact any one of the Gleaners’ staff in the Advancement Office directly.

Why give to Gleaners

Gleaners is the largest, most comprehensive service organization working to alleviate hunger in Southeast Michigan. Over the last four decades, Gleaners’ food distribution has grown from 537,462 pounds in 1977 to more than 50 million pounds in our fiscal year 2023. Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners also operates facilities in Howell and Taylor. We are supported by a dedicated team of over 100 staff and thousands of volunteers.


pounds of food distributed in 2023

Creative solutions for ending hunger

In instances where serious gaps in service exist, Gleaners has stepped in to develop creative solutions. Gleaners operates over 20 Community Mobiles across Southeast Michigan, strategically located throughout our five-county service area to meet our hungry neighbors where they are, addressing the greatest areas of need. These sites, operating on a rotating basis five days per week, offer balanced nutrition – including fresh milk, vegetables, fruit, whole grains, lean protein, and shelf-stable items – with no appointment necessary, built on a “no contact” drive-through model. Additionally, Gleaners works with schools to operate School Food Mobile distributions to ensure students and school families have enough nutritious food to eat at home, Veteran Mobiles to help feed those who bravely served, and Senior Mobiles conveniently located at senior living complexes, co-ops, and activity centers.