From Our Editors
At the core of Gleaners Community Food Bank since its founding in 1977 is a team of hardworking volunteers who all have a common mission in mind: to end hunger in southeastern Michigan. To that end these dedicated individuals distribute nutritious food, including overstock from grocery stores, food from the government, and nonperishables donated by the community, to hungry families, children, and seniors. Operating out of five distribution centers, Gleaners distributes nearly 100,000 meals per day through its network of 550 partner schools, soup kitchens, and shelters. In order to keep its donations going where they're most needed, the organization also operates efficiently, ensuring every dollar donated puts three meals on plates. Yet the minds behind Gleaners understand that emergency food supplies alone aren't enough to end hunger, so they also focus efforts on education and advocacy.