(DETROIT) July 12, 2022 – With a long history of giving to hunger-related causes, Bank of America has awarded Gleaners Community Food Bank a $25,000 grant. Gleaners will primarily use the funds to provide fresh milk, produce, and other nutritious food items to hungry neighbors across Southeast Michigan.
Gleaners remiains a crucial safety net for families in need, especially as rising grocery prices continue to strain family budgets. In its fiscal year 2021, Gleaners distributed a record-breaking 71.4 million pounds of food, including nearly 20 million pounds of produce and more than 879,000 gallons of milk, through its network of more than 600 partner agencies, drive-up community mobile distributions, and other impactful food programs. Currently, Gleaners is providing meals to children through the Summer Food Service Program at 45 stationary meal sites and 24 mobile delivery sites.
The grant is part of Bank of America’s philanthropic giving efforts in local communities. Awardees were selected for their commitment to Economic Mobility addressing basic needs, workforce development, and community development.
“Bank of America is committed to providing relevant, meaningful support to help individuals and families navigate difficult times,” said Matt Elliott, President, Bank of America Michigan. “It’s extraordinary to witness the work Gleaners does as well as provide assistance to Gleaners Community Food Bank in helping them meet the increased demand for basic needs to sustain our residents in Southeast Michigan.”
About Gleaners Community Food Bank:
Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners serves five Southeast Michigan counties: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe. Gleaners provides food to more than 600 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 2021, Gleaners distributed more than 71 million pounds of food to neighbors in need. Every dollar donated provides three meals, and 94 cents of every donated dollar goes to food and food programs. For more information, visit gcfb.org.
About Bank of America
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Reporters may contact:
Kristin Sokul, Director of Advancement, Strategy & Planning, Gleaners, email@example.com