Thursday, January 31, 2013
Purchase several Michigan-made brands and the Michigan-based company donates a portion of the price to help feed needy families.
Farmington Hills-based ACO Hardware is partnering with Gleaners Community Food Bank to raise funds that will help feed hungry families in Michigan. From now through Feb. 24, customers who purchase Faygo pop, Better Made snacks and Dearborn Brand sausage – all Michigan-made products – at ACO stores across Michigan will be helping Gleaners deliver millions of pounds of emergency food to soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. According to the ACO Hardware website, the company will donate 5 percent of the purchase price of each item sold to Gleaners. There are two ACO store in St. Clair Shores at 23245 Greater Mack and 31001 Harper Ave.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Here's a look at the results from our Patch Fights Hunger virtual food drive.
More than 16,500 men, women and children in Metro Detroit will have a warm, healthy meal provided by Gleaners Community Food Bank this holiday season—and it's all thanks to Patch readers. Throughout the month of November, 30 Michigan Patch communities took part in the Patch Fights Hunger virtual food drive, raising funds for Gleaners. In the end, Patch readers raiesd $5,512. A total of $165 in donations came from St. Clair Shores. Gleaners distributes 100,000 meals each day to hungry people in southeast Michigan, and in the month of giving thanks, Patch partnered with the nonprofit to start the first-ever virtual food drive. Patch readers from across the region "shopped" Gleaners' virtual store and saw exactly what their donation would buy…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
We want to give more to Gleaners Community Food Bank this holiday season. Shop our virtual food drive by Nov. 25 to join the fight and assist Gleaners partner organizations.
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. 25 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 help -- or get help -- in any number of ways. How You Can Help? And, of course, one can always donate. Gleaners can turn $1 into three meals. There are several ongoing efforts, in addition to Patch’s partnership with Gleaners, to help:
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Patch Fights Hunger, a fundraiser for Gleaners Community Food Bank, runs through Nov. 24.
Thanks to dozens of generous donations, Patch has raised $3,276 through our Patch Fights Hunger online food drive, supporting Gleaners Community Food Bank. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to feed families throughout southeast Michigan. This virtual food drive runs through Sunday, Nov. 24, and is the first for the Gleaners Community Food Bank. The 30 Michigan Patch sites are proud and honored to be their first partner. Readers in St. Clair Shores have donated $165 to the cause, but we need more help to reach our goal. The top giving Patch communities are Dearborn with $495 in donations and Rochester-Rochester Hills with $345 in donations. Make a donation today by clicking on either link below. The first link will let you pick out which food …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
You've purchased and donated $1,304 worth of groceries to Gleaners Community Food Bank, putting us closer to our goal of raising $10,000 to help feed the area's hungry families.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Don Wyatt
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Thanks to your generous donations, we've raised $1,304 towards our goal of $10,000 to feed families in your area through our online food drive. This virtual food drive runs through Saturday, Nov. 17, and is the first for the Gleaners Community Food Bank. The 30 Michigan Patch sites are proud and honored to be their first partner. Shop Gleaners' virtual grocery shelves. Click to get started! Follow progress of Patch's fight against hunger. Click to watch donations grow! Please click the shopping link above and select items from the virtual grocery shelves. When you check out, be sure to select a Patch from the drop down menu to ensure your donation is designated for that community. Thanks for your donations and support. Get answers to …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Readers can purchase and donate food to the Gleaners Community Food Bank during Patch's virtual food drive. Our goal is to collect $10,000 through Nov. 17 to help feed the area's hungry families.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Starting today, you can purchase and donate food to the Gleaners Community Food Bank during Patch's virtual food drive. Our goal is to collect $10,000 through Nov. 17 to help feed the area's hungry families.
The statistics are grim, especially for children. One out of four Michigan children lives in a household with food insecurity, meaning they do not always know where their next meal is coming from. In southeast Michigan, nearly 40 percent of more than 100,000 people receiving food assistance each week are children under age 18. Poor nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, has profound implications on a child’s physical and mental health, development, academic achievement and economic productivity. Today Patch.com, through its 30 Michigan sites, is launching an online food drive to raise $10,000 by Nov. 17 to feed area families. This is the first virtual food drive for the Gleaners Community Food Bank, and Patch is proud …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Homeowners should leave nonperishable food donations on their doorsteps by 9 a.m. Saturday.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jenny Whalen
Thursday, November 10, 2011
From first grade Tiger Cubs to 17-year-old Eagle Scouts, boy scouts of all ages will visit local neighborhoods this Saturday to collect donations for the annual Scouting for Food campaign. Collecting almost 400,000 pounds of food last year, the 2010 drive was the most successful Scouting for Food program in the history of scouting in Southeast Michigan. Last Saturday, local troops left thousands of plastic collection bags on the doorsteps of homes throughout Macomb Township. On Nov. 12, scouts will return to collect the bags. Donations will benefit Gleaners Food Bank. Homeowners should put donation bags on their doorsteps by 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.