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

    For more than 37 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been "feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities.” Last year, Gleaners distributed 41 million pounds of emergency food to more than 550 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 →

  • Hunger Free Holiday Bazaar

    Please join us for our inaugural Hunger-Free Holidays Bazaar.

    Enjoy a delectable strolling dinner and shop goods crafted by Michigan artisans, including Shinola, Detroit Denim Co., Hunt & Noyer, Detroit Wallpaper Co. and Marlee’s by Tapper’s.

    Every dollar raised through ticket sales provides 3 meals, helping to make this a hunger-free holiday season for all. Learn more about the event →

    Hunger-Free Holidays Bazaar
  • Give a Hand for the Holidays

    Donate $5 or 5 lbs to help make someone's
    holiday brighter!


    Five dollars or pounds

    Gleaners is reaching out to business, civic, and religious organizations to “Give a Hand for the Holidays.” 

    With your support, we provided 900,000 meals in 2013. This year our goal is to provide 1,000,000 meals for our hungry neighbors in need. 

    By holding a food or fund drive now through December 31st and encouraging your group members to each give $5 or 5 lbs, you can help hungry families in our community have a happy and healthy holiday season.

    Get involved today! Learn more here →

  • Support Gleaners at these upcoming events


    Scouting For Food

    Saturday, November 8

    On Saturday, November 8, Scouts will collect plastic grocery bags filled with donated food. Please help by donating boxed or canned goods only (ex. peanut butter, tuna, soup, ravioli, beef stew, and other high-protein items).
    Learn more →

    JCPenney | Portraits Food Drive

    Now - Wednesday, November 12

    Bring 2 nonperishable food items to The Portrait Studio and receive free single image enhancements and free session fees for your donation.
    Learn more →

    WJR's Canned Film Festival

    Saturday, November 12

    WJR's Canned Film Festival is happening Wednesday, November 12 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bring FIVE canned goods to any of the eight participating MJR Theaters and you can see a movie of your choice for FREE!
    Learn more →


Get to Know a Gleaner

Joshua Allard

This is Josh Allard’s second month at Gleaners. He says each day he falls for Gleaners all over again.

“I still can't stop smiling after two months. I love this place! I've competely fallen for it.”

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Cooking Matters™ Volunteer Instructor: Nora Hutter

Nora Hutter

Nora Hutter first heard about the Cooking Matters program at an American Culinary Federation (ACF) meeting and knew she had to get involved.

"It's extra special to be able to help with the field that I'm passionate about; to show how easy it is to cook, and that it really is not hard," says Nora.

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Donor Spotlight

Metro Detroit Widowed Meetup Group

Sherri Davis, founder and organizer of the Metro Detroit Widowed Meetup Group decided to add a charitable element to the group's ongoing dinner parties. 

"We hoped to raise 500lbs [of food], but we had no idea how much we'd surpass that goal," said Sherri.

How far did they surpass the goal? Find out here 

Gleaners Partner Profile

issam tawfik

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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