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Gleaners Food Drive


Why this matters  More than 720,000 people in southeast Michigan live in poverty.  One in six people in Michigan will need emergency food this year.  34% of households served by Michigan food banks have at least one employed adult.  62% of people served by food banks live in suburban or rural areas.  38% of the people Gleaners serves are children and 7% are seniors.  Child poverty has more than doubled in the past decade; one in four children are now at risk of hunger. About Gleaners Gleaners collects and distributes over 34 million pounds of food annually, providing more than 28 million emergency meals to our neighbors in need. How it works: Food is donated by major food processors and retail chains, collected through food drives, or is purchased by Gleaners at deep discounts. The food is then brought to a Gleaners Distribution Center to be inspected and sorted by the 48,000 volunteers that we rely on each year. Gleaners distributes the food to more than 510 partner agencies throughout southeast Michigan that provide pantry supplies or prepared meals directly to hungry people. Those partners include pantries, schools, shelters, senior citizen centers, and soup kitchens.

Why this matters

 More than 720,000 people in southeast Michigan live in
poverty.
 One in six people in Michigan will need emergency food
this year.
 34% of households served by Michigan food banks have
at least one employed adult.
 62% of people served by food banks live in suburban or rural areas.
 38% of the people Gleaners serves are children and 7% are seniors.
 Child poverty has more than doubled in the past decade; one in four children are
now at risk of hunger.


About Gleaners
Gleaners collects and distributes over 34 million pounds of food annually, providing
more than 28 million emergency meals to our neighbors in need.
How it works: Food is donated by major food processors and retail chains, collected
through food drives, or is purchased by Gleaners at deep discounts. The food is then
brought to a Gleaners Distribution Center to be inspected and sorted by the 48,000
volunteers that we rely on each year. Gleaners distributes the food to more than 510
partner agencies throughout southeast Michigan that provide pantry supplies or
prepared meals directly to hungry people. Those partners include pantries, schools,
shelters, senior citizen centers, and soup kitchens.

At EnSoul Yoga, we remember that we are called to be of SERVICE. Please help us give back to the community by bringing in a food item for donation during Saturday, November 18- Thanksgiving Thursday 23. 

High demand items are canned fruit and vegetables, canned tuna, peanut butter, cereal, canned soups/stews and mac & cheese.

Please remember no glass containers, and no perishable foods.

Earlier Event: November 11
Essential Oil Class
Later Event: November 23
Thanksgiving at EnSoul Yoga