Kids Helping Kids

Each year, Gleaners distributes millions of pounds of food through our network of partner pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers and other agencies that directly feed hungry people.

KHK Virtual Classroom

We bring Gleaners to your group virtually during an impactful 30-60 minute session.

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Detroit Food Zoo

Gleaners Detroit Food Zoo is located across the street from our main warehouse in Detroit. This garden offers opportunities for self-guided learning, group learning as well as garden volunteer experiences targeted to youth and our partner agencies. This garden demonstrates ways in which food pantries can start their own vegetable gardens and connects them to resources in order for them or their clients to get started for free or at low cost.

Youth Nutrition Workshops:
Kids benefit by learning the importance of healthy eating, having fun in the fresh air, and knowing that their garden work is feeding hungry people. Our workshops combine nutrition education and gardening. To schedule a workshop at the Detroit Food Zoo, please email

Programs Volunteer


Youth learn about hunger and nutrition as well as volunteer on a project that will help their hungry peers. Volunteer tasks include sorting and packing food, preparing supplies for food drives and more. Up to 30 youth needed per shift. To volunteer, please email us at

Programs Kids Donor

Become a Backpack Sponsor

Foundations, companies and individual sponsors provide partial support for these programs. To support a school or classroom, please contact our Development Department at 866-GLEANER.

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Increase Your Impact Through a Food Drive

Looking to make an impact in different ways? Start your own physical or virtual food drive! 

Click here to learn more.