Grand Traverse Pie Company Within Reach of its Goal

A Hunger Free Summer For Kids

Apple Pie + You = Hunger Free Summer For Kids

Traverse City, MI – Grand Traverse Pie Company is passionate about being an active and supportive community business. This summer Grand Traverse Pie Company is dedicated to ensuring kids throughout Michigan and Indiana have a hunger free summer.  While the end of the school year typically means beach days and no homework to many kids, it also signals a time of year where families struggle to replace meals that were provided at school. That is why Grand Traverse Pie Company is helping to stomp out summer hunger throughout both Michigan and Indiana.

Summer 2019 will be the fifth consecutive year GT Pie Company will be using a portion of proceeds from Apple Pie Sales (slice, mini pies and whole pies) in all GT Pie shops from June 10, 2019, through September 8, 2019, to support food pantries throughout Michigan and Indiana.   During the first four years of the “Hunger Free Summer” campaign, Grand Traverse Pie Company and its partners have contributed 130,916 meals through key partnerships with food banks and kids summer lunch programs. Co-founder Mike Busley stated, “Our children are our future and have every right to be fed nutritiously each day. We are so pleased to help strengthen the lives of children; this is such a great example of the ‘Power of Pie’ and our core values.”  Each dollar contributed to the Hunger Free Summer program represents SIX meals provided to students throughout the state of Michigan.

Helping our youth have a hunger free summer is easy as Apple Pie

Grand Traverse Pie Company’s 15 pie shops will be making pies from scratch every day.  They will is teaming up with multiple food banks/pantries throughout both Michigan and Indiana.

  • Ann Arbor – Gleaners Community Food Bank
  • Brighton– Gleaners Community Food Bank
  • East Lansing – Boys and Girls Club of Lansing
  • Grand Rapids – Kid’s Food Basket
  • Downtown Lansing – Boys and Girls Club of Lansing
  • Midland – Shelterhouse of Midland
  • Norton Shores – Love, Inc.
  • Okemos – Boys and Girls Club of Lansing
  • Plymouth – Gleaners Community Food Bank
  • Portage – Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes
  • Rochester Hills – Rochester Area Neighborhood House
  • Terre Haute, Indiana – Vigo County Schools Backpack Program
  • Traverse City, Front Street – Father Fred Foundation
  • Traverse City, Park Street – Father Fred Foundation
  • Troy – Gleaners Community Food Bank

About Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan:

Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners operates five distribution centers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties and provides food to 528 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and other agencies throughout southeastern Michigan. Named Feeding America’s 2019 Food Bank of the Year, Gleaners was recognized for its leadership, strategic decision-making and collaborative partnerships, excelling in its innovative approach toward achieving food security for the region. In 2018, Gleaners distributed more than 43 million pounds of food to neighbors in need. On average, Gleaners distributes the equivalent of 96,348 meals each day and provides nourishing food to 430,000 people, including 171,000 children a year. Every dollar donated provides three meals, and 93 cents of every donated dollar goes to food and food programs. For more information, visit