• Gleaners efficiency 2014 94 cents of every $1What We Do

    For more than 38 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been "feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities.” Last year, Gleaners distributed 34 million pounds of emergency food to more than 510 partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. 

    Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 94 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor.


    Learn more about Gleaners →


  • Children's Hospital of Michigan Cereal Drive

    Children's Hospital
    Cereal Drive


    Because breakfast doesn’t take
    a summer vacation.

    Friday, May 29 - Friday, June 5


    You can help reach hungry kids with the much-loved food of cereal! Donate online, donate in person at one of the great cereal drive events, or drop off your donation at a participating Children's Hospital of Michigan location.

    Learn more here →

  • Art Van Charity Challenge


    Art Van Charity Challenge

    Gleaners is participating again in Art Van Furniture's fundraising campaign, starting on May 18. If we're one of the top ten charities, raising the most during the Challenge, we will get an additional donation to our cause!

    How Can You Help? Visit our fundraising page to:

    1. Donate to our campaign.
    2. Create your own fundraising page to benefit Gleaners.
    3. Spread the word. Share the campaign with your friends & family and help us
    win this challenge!

    Every donation makes a difference, no matter how big or small.


  • Walmart Cooking Matters grant

    Thank You Walmart!


    In late June 2014, Gleaners received a $100,000 Walmart State Giving Grant to support our Cooking Matters work over the next year. This grant enables us to support our satellite partners around the state who are offering CM courses in the counties they serve. These partners include: MSU Extension, Van Buren Intermediate School District, Genesee Intermediate School District and Henry Ford Health System Generation with Promise.

    In the first half of the grant year, Walmart supported 135 courses with 1301 graduates and 109 grocery store tours with 1049 graduates

  • Support Gleaners at these great community events!


    Cars & Cigars: Smoke Detroit

    Saturday, June 11

    Don't miss this exclusive event hosted by Tom Celani & Dario Bergamo to benefit Gleaners, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Cigar Family Charitable Foundation & Celani Family Foundation.  The evening includes a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, live auction, live music and dancing!
    Learn more →

    8th Annual Community Shred Day

    Saturday, June 13

    Bring a nonperishable food donation from 8am - 1pm to the Comerica Bank on Van Dyke in Warren and they’ll securely destroy and recycle any amount of your personal or business paper documents for free!
    Learn more →

    Opa! Fest 2015

    Friday, June 26 - Sunday, June 28

    Take part in the largest ongoing Greek festival in the Metro Detroit area! Donate three (3) cans of food and get one (1) FREE ADMISSION.
    Learn more →

    Gardner-White Hunger Free Summer Food Drive

    Now - Monday, September 6

    To help aid the Hunger Free Summer campaign, Gardner-White will collect nonperishable food items at all of their locations now through September 6th!  Your generous donation will help in the fight against hunger this Summer!
    Learn more →


Get to Know a Gleaner


When volunteers come to our Livingston Shared Harvest pantry, they meet Delores Watters, our Livingston Volunteer Coordinator. She works with over 140 volunteers and numerous groups weekly to rotate shifts within our pantry

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Spotlight: Susie Fenstern


Susie Fenster is an active community member with a love for healthy cooking, nutrition and fitness.

“It’s been a great learning experience that’s allowed me to merge my business and marketing background with my interests in community involvement, healthy eating, and supporting local farmers,” she shared.

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MGM Grand Detroit

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During the month of February, MGM Grand Detroit’s team members participated in their 3rd annual “At the Heart of Hunger” food drive to help feed hungry men, women and children in southeast Michigan. 

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Gleaners Partner Profile

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St. Joseph Family Support in Troy helps families move from crisis to stability. "Most people just need a little help for a little while and that's why we're here.

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