Prevail Academy recently partnered with Gleaners Community Food Bank and Fox 2 News to host an annual Double Your Donation Day to help fight hunger in Metro Detroit this holiday season. Gleaners, headquartered in Detroit, aims to achieve a hunger-free community in southeast Michigan by providing access to nutritious food and related resources.
Every year, Gleaners selects a local school to host its organization to share their mission of providing food for families and individuals in need. This year, Prevail Academy was selected for the honor! Amy Andrews from Fox 2 News visited the school along with Gerry Brisson, president and CEO of Gleaners, and Rachel Hurst, corporate affairs officer at Kroger, to film commercials and interviews that ran on Fox 2 throughout the day on Double Your Donation Day to raise funds for the cause.
“The holidays are an especially difficult time for hungry kids – while schools close for holiday celebrations, many in our community go without the breakfasts and lunches they provide,” said Terry Collia, director of marketing at Gleaners. “With this year’s December Double Your Donation Day, all donations made will be generously matched by Kroger as we seek to provide a happier, healthier holiday, and more hopeful New Year. We are fortunate to have Prevail Academy as a backdrop and their passionate educators as a conduit to help tell this story.”