03 Apr Gleaners Program
Gleaners is a vital link between available food and those who need it most. Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners operates five distribution centers and provides food to 499 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and other agencies throughout southeastern Michigan. On average, Gleaners distributes 89,000 meals each day including providing nourishing food and nutrition education to 171,000 children a year.
Gleaner’s mission is consistent with The Junior League of Detroit’s Project EAT initiative – to connect food Education, Access and Tools to help families eat healthy meals together. Twice a month, women from the Junior League volunteer at the Gleaners Detroit distribution center to sort food so it can be distributed to the partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries.
We help Gleaners achieve its mission to help families in need.