Gleaners Emergency Response Update: September

Gleaners Community Food Bank is six months into our COVID-19 response efforts. Our team has delivered an additional 11.5 million pounds of food to 325,000 households deeply affected by the crisis.

Month after month, our rate of food distribution remains 45% higher than any previous year. With every bag of groceries and every emergency food box, we know nutritious food can be a helping hand for someone in their greatest hour of need.

Our focus remains on helping ensure no child will go hungry in southeast Michigan. Gleaners aims to continue to support parents with school-age children by providing consistent access to nutritious groceries through drive-up food distribution sites as well as our continued School Food Mobile pantries and BackPack Program.  

Current Need and Reach

From Detroit to Hartland, Gleaners is Reaching School-age Kids
During school closures, summer months and now a new academic year—our School Food Mobiles continued to be a reliable resource for students and their parents grappling with a new normal. Read stories from our guests who have come to rely on our expanded food distributions.  

“I am struggling just to keep everything straight. It’s just me and the kids. Having these groceries helps, since we get a lot of food all at once. This truly goes a long way for us.” –Lumona Johnson, School Food Mobile Guest

Hunger Action Month
September is the time to celebrate the hardworking food bank staff and volunteers feeding our neighbors during this urgent time. Show your support and volunteer, advocate, donate and more!

Giving Updates

Achieve Your Charitable GoalsImportant recent updates on charitable giving could help you make an even greater impact. The CARES Act raises maximum charitable deductions for individuals and businesses for 2020.

Join Our Monthly Cooking Club!
The Iron Chef Cooking Club offers a one-of-a-kind change to offer sustained support for Gleaners. Make a monthly donation today and receive culinary content from local restaurants, breweries, bakeries and others! Every gift is matched by the Livingston Conservation & Sports Association.

Emergency Food Distribution Sites

Emergency Food Distribution Sites
Gleaners is hosting drive-up food distribution sites throughout southeast Michigan. Each household received 36 pounds of fresh groceries, including produce and milk. Find locations in your neighborhood and help spread the word!