Virtual learning may cause students in need to miss out on two daily meals

Gleaners Covid Distribution

Story first appeared in Oakland Press More than 310,000 children in southeast Michigan rely on free or reduced-cost breakfasts and lunches at school to provide two of their three daily meals.  With many schools only offering virtual and/or hybrid instruction as a result of COVID-19, it’s important to get children the food they may be…

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Food distribution needs grow with pandemic, schools reopening

Food Distribution in Schools Girl Eating Apple COVID News

Story first appeared in C&G Newspapers METRO DETROIT — The 11th year of the “Mow Down Hunger” campaign may be the most important of them all. The campaign, composed of a partnership between Gleaners Community Food Bank and Weingartz, began Sept. 14 and concludes Oct. 6. Weingartz, a Michigan-based and family-owned retailer, will match donations…

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Gleaners Emergency Response Update: September

Gleaners Community Food Bank is six months into our COVID-19 response efforts. Our team has delivered an additional 11.5 million pounds of food to 325,000 households deeply affected by the crisis. Month after month, our rate of food distribution remains 45% higher than any previous year. With every bag of groceries and every emergency food…

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