Thursday, November 15, 2012
More than 300,000 children in southeast Michigan don't get enough to eat, negatively impacting health, learning and more.
In our land of plenty, hunger continues to be problem. One in four Michigan children lives in poverty, and that puts them at risk of not getting enough food. In Macomb County, more residents received food assistance each year from 2001 to 2010. There were 115,081 county residents getting food assistance in 2009-10, which was up from 86,820 in 2008-09, according to the Michigan Department of Human Services. Nearly half the people Gleaners Community Food Bank helps—at least 40 percent— are children younger than 18. Sadly, that need is far from being filled. Gleaners actively works to eradicate hunger, targeting a five-county area— Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland and Wayne—in southeast Michigan. It provides 45 million pounds of food each…
Friday, November 9, 2012
One in four Michigan children lives in poverty. In this season of being thankful and giving back, here are ways to help make others' holidays warmer.
The holiday season is a time of joy, and if one's lucky, of plenty. Sadly hunger continues to be a problem, with one in four Michigan children living in poverty and nearly half qualifying for free or low-cost school lunches. Some of these youngsters can only look forward to plenty of hunger pangs, but here at Patch we want to help. Patch.com has launched an online food drive, with all of its 30 Michigan sites participating. Patch is partnering with Gleaners Community Food Bank in this virtual food drive, and the goal is to raise $10,000 by Nov. 17 to help feed local families. Shop Gleaners' virtual grocery shelves. Click to get started! Follow progress of Patch's fight against hunger. Click to watch donations grow! That being said, you can…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
All proceeds from lemonade sales at area Panera Bread locations this Saturday will benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The following information was submitted by Panera Bread. School’s out for summer, and more than 315,000 kids who usually get meals in school are home — and hungry. To help, metro Detroiters can “cool off with Panera” lemonade for $1 on July 21 to help combat childhood hunger in our community. Panera Bread is donating 100 percent of lemonade proceeds to Gleaners Community Food Bank’s Hunger Free Summer effort. Every $1 lemonade sold on July 21 will sponsor six summer meals. On July 21, Panera associates will be manning handmade and decorated lemonade stands outside of the cafes in the following cities: Lathrup Village, Livonia, West Bloomfield, Novi, Sterling Heights, Rochester Hills, Southfield, Troy, Farmington, Dearborn Heights, …