Gleaners Community Food Bank, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   15 reviews

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Location: 2131 Beaufait Detroit MI 48207 USA

Mission: Feeding Hungry People and Nourishing Our Communities. Gleaners distributes more than 41 million pounds of food annually to more than 550 soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, senior homes and other nonprofit agencies that feed hungry people in southeast Michigan. 59% of those receiving Gleaners food are children and seniors. Every dollar donated to Gleaners provides three meals for a hungry neighbor.
Target demographics: We help feed hungry people in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties
Geographic areas served: We partner with more than 550 soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, senior homes and other nonprofit agencies.
Programs: school-based Mobile Pantries, BackPack and SmartBite distributions, Cooking Matters courses, Fresh Food Share deliveries, and much more.
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

There is so much love in this organization. I've volunteered making food bundles and the facility was neat and clean. The staff and the others who came out that afternoon were so friendly. And on the other end of things I have seen the Gleaners trucks out in my community. What a life saver to so many.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful, caring people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-11-01

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11 people found this review helpful

I volunteered at Gleaners several times a long time ago and saw that they were making a difference in people's lives. As a result, I donate s small amount from my paycheck every month to the non-profit as doing so would be the right thing to do so they can continue their good work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

doing good for the community with the least amount of resources.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

Doing an awesome job.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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5 people found this review helpful

My family was able to help stock the shelves at one of the Gleaner's Pantry locations. I like the fact that the people that are served by Gleaners get to pick their food and go shopping for a more dignified and less wasteful approach to distribution. They can take their kids and feel like they are in a normal grocery store. It was a good experience for my family/children to stock the shelves with some of the items we donated and get a sense for the limited meals that needy families would be eating. The volunteer staff that assisted us was fantastic in making the experience meaningful.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

warm and kind and went out of their way to make the experience meaningful to both volunteers and recipients of the charity.

Ways to make it better...

we had more time to stay and stock shelves.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I love helping out at Gleaners warehouse. The staff is super nice and you really feel like you are doing something beneficial.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Feed all of the needy in Detroit

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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