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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Rating: 5 stars  

Gleaners does a terrific job collecting surplus food, repackaging fold into snack and meal boxes for schools in economically challenged area, providing practical food preparation demonstrations/lessons, and nutrition education. They even had a vegetable garden on a vacant lot adjacent to the warehouse, Their conversion factor for cash to meals is phenomenal and overhead is low, An excellent model to follow. As a Sodexo employee I am a frequent supporter of Gleaners to meet our common gaol of stopping hunger, and especially children hunger.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Gleaners is the critical food partner helping make the wonderful backpacker program possible. With the assistance of Gleaners hundreds of children in Michigan receive food at school to take home through an innovative Stop Hunger program developed by Sodexo.

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

the huge multiplier effect of our fund raising, every dollar is levered using food donations to create 16 times the value.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Gleaner's is an amazing organization and truely provides a helping hand to Southeastern Michigan. Their leverage is outstanding: $0.95 of every dollar donated goes directly to food programs and every dollar provides 3 meals -- NOW THAT'S RESULTS! We've raised money and food donations a number of times, and volunteered at their distribution centers (which is actually alot of fun!).

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

extremely helpful and friendly! Helping in the distribution centers is always a good time!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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