Gleaners’ Food Collection Weekends Set to Take Place at 80 Michigan Kroger Stores in January

Collection events will be held across various counties in support of Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative

NOVI, Michigan (Jan. 3, 2024) – Embarking on the new year with a mission to empower households facing hunger, The Kroger Co. of Michigan, in collaboration with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, extends a heartfelt invitation to Kroger customers to contribute and make a difference in nourishing neighbors in need within our communities. Customers will be able to aid families and individuals struggling with food insecurity by contributing non-perishable food items during Gleaners’ food collection weekends at 80 Kroger stores in Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Monroe and Livingston counties this month. The food collection events are part of The Kroger Co.’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan to end hunger in local communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025.

On weekends starting January 6 through January 28, Kroger shoppers will be greeted by Gleaners volunteers distributing lists of needed nutritious foods and personal items for donation. Volunteers will collect customer donations on both Saturdays and Sundays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Gleaners asks customers to donate items in boxes, cans or plastic containers to prevent breakage during transport.

Food collection events are scheduled at select Kroger stores (see full list of stores below) in the following counties on the dates listed:

  • Saturday, Jan. 6 and Sunday, Jan 7 – Wayne County
  • Saturday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan 14 – Macomb County
  • Saturday, Jan. 20 and Sunday, Jan. 21 – Oakland County
  • Saturday, Jan. 27 and Sunday, Jan. 28 – Livingston & Monroe Counties

“We are proud to stand alongside Gleaners Community Food Bank in their January food drives, working hand in hand to make a meaningful impact. These drives are not just about providing meals; they’re about empowering families to kickstart 2024 on a positive note,” said Cam Barrett, Corporate Affairs Manager for The Kroger Co. of Michigan. “The effort to overcome food insecurity cannot be won alone—it requires the collective strength of communities and organizations coming together. Together, we’re making a difference, one meal at a time, as we strive for a future where no family goes to bed hungry.”

Gleaners requests nutritious items, along with personal care items, such as:

  • Canned meats and fish
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Hearty soups
  • Dried whole grain pasta and rice
  • Baby foods and formula
  • Cereal, oatmeal and granola bars
  • Peanut butter and/or jelly (in plastic jars)
  • Pancake and baking mixes
  • EnsureÒ and other nutritional supplement drinks
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Diapers
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Other personal care items, including disposable razors

“We’re proud to be able to partner with Kroger once again to take the worry of hunger off the table for our neighbors across Southeast Michigan,” said Gerry Brisson, President & CEO of Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. “Every year, this food drive comes at a critical time, when many of our partner agencies struggle to keep stock on their shelves for kids, families, seniors and veterans experiencing tough times. Everyone benefits from a hunger-free community, and we know hunger can be solved when we come together to help one another.”

This marks the thirteenth year Kroger and Gleaners have held collection events in January to battle hunger. Last year, the five counties collected over 212,000 pounds of food for hungry neighbors through the Kroger and Gleaners collaboration.

About Gleaners Community Food Bank

Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners serves five Southeast Michigan counties: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe. Gleaners provides food to nearly 400 partner agencies, including schools, soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and others across the region, and supplements the efforts of those partners by offering direct service drive-up grocery distributions. In its fiscal year 2023, Gleaners distributed more than 50 million pounds of food, including more than 17 million pounds of fresh produce. Every dollar donated provides three meals. For more information, visit  

About The Kroger Co. of Michigan

At The Kroger Co. of Michigan, a company of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We are 18,000 associates who serve customers daily through a seamless shopping experience throughout Michigan. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.


For more information, please contact:

Cam Barrett

Corporate Affairs Manager

The Kroger Co. of Michigan


The following Kroger stores will host Gleaners food collection events:

Jan. 6 & 7

425 North Center, Northville, MI 48167

15455 Haggerty Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170

8999 Macomb St., Grosse Ile, MI 48138

26400 Ford Rd., Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

17447 Haggerty Rd., Northville, MI 48168

15255 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126

20422 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

200 S. Merriman Rd., Westland, MI 48186

23849 West Rd., Brownstown, MI 48134

33523 8 Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48152

30935 5 Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48154

31300 Michigan Ave., Westland, MI 48186

44525 Ann Arbor Rd. W., Plymouth, MI 48170

1905 N. Canton Center, Canton, MI 48187

7000 Monroe Blvd., Taylor, MI 48180

36430 Ford Rd., Westland, MI 48185

2060 Dix Ave., Lincoln Park, MI 48146

23303 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48124

45540 Michigan Ave., Canton, MI 48188

20645 Gibraltar Rd., Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

20903 Harper Ave., Harper Woods, MI 48225

16705 Fort St., Southgate, MI 48195

16919 Kercheval Pl., Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

Jan. 13 & 14

43893 Schoenherr Rd., Sterling Heights, MI 48313

30851 Gratiot Ave., Roseville, MI 48066

64660 Van Dyke Rd., Washington, MI 48095

26233 Hoover Rd., Warren, MI 48089

23191 Marter Rd., Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080

41941 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp., MI 48038

28250 Dequindre Rd., Warren, MI 48092

26300 Crocker Blvd., Harrison Twp., MI 48045

26130 Gratiot Ave., Roseville, MI 48066

21555 21 Mile Rd., Macomb Twp., MI 48044

2058 25 Mile Rd., Shelby Twp., MI 48316

66900 Gratiot Ave., Richmond, MI 48062

16450 26 Mile Rd., Macomb Twp., MI 48042

35000 23 Mile Rd., New Baltimore, MI 48047

14945 23 Mile Rd., Shelby Twp., MI 48315

22801 Harper, St Clair Shores, MI 48080

7644 26 Mile Rd., Shelby Twp., MI 48316

2051 18 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights, MI 48314

20891 E. 13 Mile Rd., Roseville, MI 48066

31200 Schoenherr Rd. Warren, MI 48088

Jan. 20 & 21

39950 W. 14 Mile Rd., Commerce Twp., MI 48390

51847 10 Mile Rd., South Lyon, MI 48178

3600 W. Maple Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

23101 John R Rd., Hazel Park, MI 48030

1237 N. Coolidge Hwy., Troy, MI 48084

3125 John R Rd., Troy, MI 48083

2105 W. South Blvd., Troy, MI 48098

4395 Orchard Lake Rd., Orchard Lake, MI 48323

31 E. Long Lake Rd., Troy, MI 48085

65 S. Livernois Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307

670 Highland Ave., Milford, MI 48381

37550 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48331

6625 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston, MI 48346

47650 Grand River Ave., Novi, MI 48374

47060 Pontiac Trail., Commerce Twp., MI 48390

460 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362

20730 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, MI 48178

8920 W. 8 Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220

3097 Baldwin Rd., Orion, MI 48359

4888 Adams Rd., Rochester, MI 48306

5990 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston, MI 48346

4099 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

19855 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48076

25780 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48336

5111 Highland Rd., Waterford, MI 48327

685 E. Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009

9741 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston, MI 48348

2905 Union Lake Rd., Commerce Twp., MI 48382

2200 E. 12 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073

26200 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park, MI 48237

10951 Highland Rd., White Lake, MI 48386

Jan. 27 & 28

10059 Highland Rd., Hartland, MI 48843

850 S. Monroe St., Monroe, MI 48161

3833 N. Dixie Hwy., Monroe, MI 48162

9968 E. Grand River, Brighton Twp., MI 48116

108 W. Highland Rd., Howell, MI 48843

9700 Chilson Commons Circle, Pinckney, MI 48169