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    Hunger Free Summer

    Child hunger is a critical problem, but together we can solve it.

    Hunger Free Summer Sandwich & Peanut Butter Jar

    Today, your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Charter One Foundation and other generous partners, providing SIX meals for children who are at risk of hunger and malnutrition while school is out this summer.
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  • What We Do

    Gleaners efficiency 2014 94 cents of every $1For 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 →

  • 10th Annual Gleaners Iron Chef Event

    10th Annual Iron Chef Logo

    Thursday, August 7th

    Bordine's Nursery of Brighton

    Doors open 6:00 p.m. • Competition 7:00 p.m.

    Be part of the action as our past Iron Chef champions return to the Bordine’s Nursery 'Kitchen Stadium' for the 10th Annual Iron Chef Event!

    Proceeds benefit Gleaners' Shared Harvest Pantry, feeding hungry neigbhors in Livingston County.

    Ticket includes delectable restaurant tastings, cocktails, and a silent auction featuring items from local merchants, restaurants, and renowned chefs, as well as sports and entertainment memorabilia.

    Purchase your tickets, become an Iron Chef event sponsor or food 'tasting' sponsor here →

    Freedom Hill Concerts

    Summer Concerts at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre

    Now - Wednesday, August 27 

    Thanks to Freedom Hill, Gleaners is able to offer its supporters tickets to some fabulous shows this summer!

    Tickets to selected concerts are $10, lawn seats, no service charge, and include free parking. Proceeds go to Gleaners’ mission to feed hungry people.

    Buy Tickets →

    Support Gleaners at these upcoming events


    Lingenfelter Cars & Coffee

    Now - Saturday, September 20

    Join fellow car enthusiasts every Saturday from 8-10 a.m. for Cars & Coffee - a place to take your ride, share stories, and see some amazing cars at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. Events are free; Donations for Gleaners encouraged.
    Learn more →

    Gridiron and the Chef: Tailgating for a Cause

    Now - Sunday, September 28
    (Before all Sunday Home Tigers Games) 

    Bring two nonperishable food items to Cheli's in downtown Detroit before the Tigers game and receive free entry into the tailgate party.
    Learn more →


Get to Know a Gleaner

Theresa Wick

“Gleaners has a lot of supportive partner agencies doing remarkable work with really limited resources,” says Theresa Wick, Gleaners' new Volunteer Manager.

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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Jared Saverino

"Cooking Matters is refreshing because I can use my skills to help people in a way that is very meaningful to them," says Gleaners Cooking Matters volunteer, Jared Saverino.

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Donor Spotlight

Mars Agency

Leading shopper marketing agency, The Mars Agency, spent its 2014 Global Citizenship Day with Gleaners and Summer in the City, donating over 2,000 hours of agency time.

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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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