Monday, April 1, 2013
Learn more about how to join event sponsor Farmington Area Jaycees at their April 9 meeting in Farmington Hills.
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Monday, April 1
Participants in this year's Farmington Area Jaycees Spring Egg Hunt in Heritage Park helped bring more than 740 meals to metro Detroit area residents, through donations to Gleaners food bank. The total 849 pounds of non-perishable food items collected was 200 pounds more than last year. Held in partnership with the City of Farmington Hills Special Services Department, the March 24 event brought out an estimated 500 children, despite chilly, windy weather. Participants played games and had the ability choose when they wanted to hunt for eggs as there were multiple hunts ran for each age group. There were also multiple raffle prizes for kids and adults given away, including a signed Detroit Lions football. Do you have photos from the …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Purchase several Michigan-made brands and the Farmington Hills-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 stores in this area, 31580 Grand River in Farmington and 29615 Orchard Lake in Farmington Hills.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Hope at the Table volunteers will gather monetary and food donations at Farmington Hills Kroger locations on Jan. 19.
This month, Gleaners Community Food Bank and Kroger are working together to bring hope to the tables of hungry southeast Michiganders. Each Saturday in January, volunteers will spend their day at local Kroger grocery stores across southeast Michigan, handing out information about the Bringing Hope to the Table initiative, as well as accepting donations of nonperishable food and money from shoppers. Volunteers will be out at these Farmington Hills Kroger stores on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., in addition to other locations in Oakland County: Volunteers for Bringing Hope to the Table were in Wayne County on Jan. 5, and will be in Macomb County on Jan. 12 and Livingston and Monroe counties on Jan. 26. Volunteers are needed for …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Patch Fights Hunger, a fundraiser for Gleaners Community Food Bank, runs through Nov. 24.
Thanks to dozens of generous donations, Patch has raised nearly $4,700 through our Patch Fights Hunger online food drive, supporting Gleaners Community Food Bank. Locally, Gleaners partners with Servant Church of St. Alexander and Salvation Army food banks. Of the donations made so far, $121 has come from Farmington and Farmington Hills Patch readers. Northville Patch readers are at the top of the tote board, with donations totalling $527. 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. Shop Gleaners' virtual grocery shelves. …
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 a number of area cities, including their Farmington location at 34635 Grand River Ave. In tandem with this effort, this week Panera is welcoming all Detroit-area…
Thursday, April 19, 2012
‘You Are What You Eat’ rings absolutely true, say health professionals at recent Gleaners fundraiser.
I just stopped at Hollywood Market in Troy to pick up some chicken, cilantro, rice, limes, tortillas, tomatoes and more. Tonight, we’re having tacos. While perusing the chicken prices, I thought about what I had heard earlier Tuesday at the Women's Power Breakfast, a fund-raiser for Gleaners: "314,000 kids in Southeast Michigan participate in special, school-meal programs because their families can’t afford to feed them properly." Thousands of parents in Metro Detroit aren’t lucky enough to stop at Hollywood or Kroger on the way home to pick up healthy fare for their young ones. And without healthy food, kids can suffer from far beyond nutritional issues. The Power Breakfast is one of the fund-raisers that aims to put a dent in that …
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Hiller's Market and Hollywood Market are teaming up with hunger relief agencies to help feed more than 300,000 children healthy meals this summer.
Local grocery stores want to make sure the 300,000 southeast Michigan schoolchildren who receive free or reduced-fee lunches during the school year don’t go hungry this summer. With the launch of the 10-week Hunger Free Summer campaign, Gleaners Food Bank and Forgotten Harvest are trying to provide an additional 2 million meals to children this summer. Every dollar raised during the summer campaign translates into eight nutritious meals for a child. The agencies have teamed up with Hiller’s Market and Hollywood Super Markets to raise funds and awareness about their summer program. Volunteers will be at various Hiller’s and Hollywood locations over the next few weekends accepting donations and handing out bracelets, balloons, stickers and …