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With your help Gleaners is working
to end food insecurity in our community.

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Do you need emergency food assistance? There are a number of resources available, including through Gleaners' partner agency network. We are here to help!

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Please join us in helping provide food and hope to hungry neighbors in southeast Michigan. Together, we will end hunger in our communities.

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We offer several different opportunities for volunteering! From programs for children all the way to initiatives for Seniors. We would love your help!


Our Mission

To achieve a healthy, hunger-free community by empowering the people we serve through education, advocacy, access, and community engagement; building strong, collaborative partnerships with others in the community who also win when hunger is solved; setting best practices; and cultivating and fostering an energizing and spirited workforce. We serve Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, and Livingston Counties by distributing more than 43 million pounds of food a year to nearly 500 partner agencies.

Serving Southeastern Michigan Since 1977

For more than 40 years, Gleaners has had the honor of serving our community’s most vulnerable citizens by serving as the vital link between available food and those who need it most. We are changing the conversation on how to end hunger by implementing innovative and data-driven solutions, and our efforts and leadership have been recognized by Charity Navigator, Crain’s, and more.

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Upcoming Events & Food Drives

Bernie Golf | Gleaners Community Food Bank
July 22, 2019 

2019 Bernie Smilovitz Hunger Free Summer Golf Classic

Please join us at the historic Detroit Golf Club to make an impact on the lives of our community’s children while enjoying a day of golf.
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Metallica | Gleaners Community Food Bank
May 22, 2019

Metallica: All In My Hands Day of Service

We’re thrilled to announce our second annual Day of Service will be on Wednesday, May 22nd and once again invite you to join us!
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Cereal 10 | Gleaners Community Food Bank
May 31 - June 7

10th Annual Children's Hospital Cereal Drive

Year after year, the drive has grown, with over 1.9 million servings collected in 2018 to help those suffering from hunger throughout SE Michigan.
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Food Bank News and Updates

Round up your spare change.

Help feed hungry neighbors with your spare change!

No one should face hunger during the giving season. Join us in making a small difference every day, by making a donation and rounding up the change on your purchases to the nearest dollar for hungry neighbors.
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Dairy | Gleaners Community Food Bank

Winners of the Eight Annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards Announced

Gleaners Community Food Bank, which serves the emergency food network in southeastern Michigan, ensured more clients will have access to fresh, nutritious milk by partnering with the dairy community...
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Food Bank of the Year | Gleaners Community Food Bank

Gleaners Awarded Food Bank of the Year

Gleaners is changing the conversation about solving hunger in southeast Michigan through strategic partnerships and innovative initiatives, and we have you to thank.
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Collaborative Discussions on Food Insecurity

Food for Thought on WJR

Hosted by Dr. Phillip Knight, Executive Director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan, the show Food for Thought’ is scheduled to air on Sunday nights at 8:00 PM after the Agriculture Report on News/Talk 760 AM WJR. Gerry Brisson, Chair of the Board of the Food Bank Council of Michigan, and President of Gleaners Community Food Bank will co-host the show. Topics include “Who’s Hungry,” “Spotlight on Senior Hunger,” and “Tools in the Anti-Hunger Tool Box – Creating the Safety Net”.

 Listen to the latest show below! More shows will be added as they’re available.

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