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Gleaners 2020 M.I.L.K. Gala
Our annual M.I.L.K. Gala is cancelled due to the current health crisis. But even without an in-person gala featuring dinner, dancing, and mingling with friends, Making Investments in the Lives of Kids is more important now than ever before. Gleaners’ 2020 monthly food distributions have increased by 67% on average, compared to 2019. At this rate, we could end 2020 distributing up to 80 million pounds of food to kids, families, and other neighbors in need—almost twice the amount of any other year on record.
Feeding America projects that the rate of food insecurity in Southeast Michigan could rise by up to 5% overall, meaning more than 212,000 additional people might be at risk of hunger in the months to come. In turn, our baseline need will increase from approximately 560,000 households to over 770,000 households in the communities we serve.
42% of the people in poverty in Michigan live the five counties we serve. 1:5 kids are living in poverty and many are food insecure. By Making an Investment in the Lives of Kids now, you can change the lives of kids and their families for life. Plus, our friend Mr. Carroll L. Knight will match your donation up to $100,000, effectively doubling your gift!