Detroit News: Food Security Requires Collaboration

More than 700,000 people in southeast Michigan regularly do not get the meals they need; 47 percent of these households have at least one employed adult. More than 300,000 children receive at least one meal a day at school and return home to bare cupboards. Some children have no prospects for a weekend meal.

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Improving the Lives of the People We Serve

Single parents, grandparents raising their grandchildren, seniors on a fixed income, individuals and families struggling to move past unexpected crises; these are the people we serve. Their backgrounds vary and their stories are vast, changing over the years as environmental conditions evolve. Gleaners’ focus and strategic direction continues to evolve as well, taking into consideration…

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Food Security is Healthy

Improved Health Through Better Nutrition When families have to choose between buying food and paying bills, nutritious food is often a luxury they can’t afford, yet sacrificing on food quality can make an already difficult situation worse. Poor nutrition can make health issues even more costly to manage and keep people out of work longer,…

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