Kids and Families Powered by Food
Gleaners Powered by You
All Gifts are Matched March 28, 2022 – May 3, 2022
Every day, Gleaners’ challenge is to make sure children are powered by the nutritious food they need to learn and grow. Our challenge to you: power Gleaners’ efforts to help struggling families put food on the table.
When kids have enough to eat during school, they can focus on what is most important: absorbing new skills, getting good grades, making friends, and dreaming about what they want to be when they grow up. They have their whole futures ahead of them.
But right now, far too many children in Southeast Michigan are at risk of missing out on the healthy meals they deserve. Families are facing an immediate hardship due to the rising prices of groceries, fuel, housing, and other basic needs. Parents are becoming increasingly worried about how they will make ends meet and provide for their children.
While there is still so much uncertainty for our kids’ tomorrows, they should not be limited by hunger today. That’s why we are calling upon you, our community, to help families put food on the table through Gleaners’ Powered by Food initiative.
Powered by Food is supported by a generous match incentive from PNC, Delta Air Lines, and a group of generous donors to match your donations dollar-for-dollar!
This means your donation, when matched, will have twice the impact. Every $1 you donate provides six meals to our neighbors in need. Help us reach our new match goal of providing 2 million meals for our neighbors in need!
Our community has shown what we can achieve when we work together. Joined by our generous supporters and more than 600 agency partners in five counties, Gleaners has expanded and adapted our food distributions to help feed anyone who approaches us in need.
This past year, Gleaners recorded over 460,000 mobile visits by households with school-age children. Gleaners continues to operate drive-up distribution sites every week for families in sudden need, while working alongside schools in high-need communities to maintain our expanded School Food Mobiles. These sites provide families with fresh produce, milk and shelf-stable groceries, including protein and whole grains – the very items children need to grow healthy bodies and minds.
“Children” and “hunger” are two words that should never go together. We believe every child in our community deserves to be powered by healthy food every day, and we are powered by you.
There is still so much need for food resources. Please give generously today to ensure your donation goes 2X as far!