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Review for Gleaners Community Food Bank, Inc., Detroit, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I had worked as a Clinical Social Worker for almost 30 years. I worked in Protective Services in Detroit, MI; schools in Algonac & Rochester, MI; treatment homes in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI; and a children's hospital in Pontiac, MI. In all, I serviced both rich and poor; in all places, I saw the need for services, especially food, before any treatment could begin. I find that Gleaners is a well established, overwhelmingly volunteer-based agency that distributes to all areas in all parts of the world. These past years in Michigan have been very very tough financially and the need for food has become epidemic. Job loss, foreclosures, financial problems all have contributed to a sense of hopelessness in my area for many people. I cannot begin to think about celebrating Christmas....either the secular or the religious .... without giving something to share for my fellow humans. I donate to other places but this one seems so 'down to earth'.. over 30million pounds of food distributed per year. Whether you have much or little to give.....just give.... please. It is so needed. Pass the 'will work for food' signs and contribute to where you know your dollars will be properly distributed. These double donation days, like today are terrific! You can donate for someone as a gift or in honor/memory of.... Please help. In all my days of service as a social worker, I have never seen so many so needy....and admitting it and sometimes feeling bad for accepting help. Please help so they can feel hope. I can no longer work due to physical problems but I can still help. I hope there are many, many more HELPERS out there today. thanks. Gail

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

They REALLY make dollar for dollar count. And tho they have a small staff of paid workers, they are overwhelmingly volunteer based.

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

Our TV stations have shown volunteers... office wokers who gave up their Christmas party to donate time and money to Gleaners.

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

Change our nation's view of how to help others.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Donor & I was a social worker.