After months of nominations and community voting, the Detroit Free Press has announced Gleaners Community Food Bank as the winner of the 2020 Best of the Best Detroit Award in the non-profit category. This annual award ceremony celebrates and recognizes the best local businesses and organizations in the metro Detroit area. We are grateful to our community for voting for Gleaners, and for supporting our mission of providing households with access to sufficient, nutritious food, and related resources.
Over the past year, Gleaners has increased food distribution by 64% in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Through drive-up mobile distributions, strategic partnerships, and emergency response efforts, Gleaners has distributed more than 85 million pounds of wholesome, nutritious food to our neighbors in need since March 2020. As the pandemic continues, food insecurity remains high in Gleaners’ service area; Feeding America projects 1 in 5 children are at risk of hunger across Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, and Monroe counties.
Double your donation to Gleaners! Now through May 4, 2021, Gleaners’ Powered by Food campaign is supported by a generous match incentive from PNC, Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation, and a group of generous donors. All donations will be matched dollar for dollar!