Kids and Families Powered by Food
Gleaners Powered by You
Every day, and especially during times of uncertainty, Gleaners’ challenge is to make sure kids in our neighborhoods are powered by the food they need to learn and grow.
In the past year, life has changed for everyone. Since the start of the pandemic, food insecurity has increased significantly in our region. Many kids are still not at school, where they would usually get meals, and now 1 in 4 children in our service area won’t get enough to eat without our help.
“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.
Powered by Food is supported by a generous match incentive from PNC, Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation and a group of generous donors to match your donations dollar for dollar!
This means your donation today, when matched, will have twice the impact.
Our community has shown what we can do when we come together. Through the generosity of our community this past year, Gleaners, with the help of many partners, has expanded and adapted our food distributions to help feed our neighbors.
In addition to our regular distribution to hundreds of agency partners, we are operating dozens of drive-up and food box distribution sites for families. In fact, 80% of the households served through our drive-up mobiles are families with children. This spring, Gleaners significantly grew its School Food Mobile distributions – providing families with fresh produce, milk and shelf-stable groceries, including protein and whole grains – in high-need communities across Southeast Michigan, actively working with schools to assess needs.
Although there's still much uncertainly for our kids’ tomorrows, they should not be limited by hunger today. We will continue to step in to make sure kids and families in our neighborhoods know where their next meals are coming from.
But we need your help today.