Gleaners Community Food Bank, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Food

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.
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I often tell my friends that if all non-profits were run like Gleaners, our world would be in a much better state. They are efficient and resourceful, nothing goes to waste. They truly care about the dignity of their clients, they cherish and respect their employees and everyone I know who works there really works their fingers to the bone to get things done. It is a happy place, their employees love what they do. When you walk into the warehouse, you really feel the love. I would say that in this economy, no one is doing better work for our country than Gleaners.

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

I get to talk to people who benefit from the food distribution.

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

give them a larger budget.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the workers know they are saving lives everyday.

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

humble, hard working, compassionate.

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

feed many more people that truly need it. They are helping people faced with the worst economy in the United States.

Ways to make it better...

I don't think it could get any better.

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

the worsening of the economy, too many hungry people to feed.

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have been doing Social Work for 11 years and regardless of the population of people i assist, Gleaners has always been an option for those less fortunate. They have provided food for homeless teens and teen mothers, the elderly, foster care homes and organizations, the mentally ill, low income, 1time or new unemployed families....EVERYONE. I am truly proud to have associated my work and effort with an organization who's is focus is on the community. They are still located on the east side of Detroit and see first hand how their generosity and charity affects people. i wish them years and years of service.

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

the satifaction of those i support. they are truly grateful for the assistance

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

none

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

That they are always willing to help out. They never turn anyone away.

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

Very helpful, willing to go the extra mile alot of empathy and understanding of their situation

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

help so many people and families within the community. It could change a neighborhood with additional programs and housing.

Ways to make it better...

My experience with Gleaners has always been a great one

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

Donations...they need more donations

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

Continue to help those in need for that reason alone

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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