MBC’s spotlight Charity for the month of August is Gleaners Community Food Bank. 

Gleaners is committed to distributing nutritious, high-quality food to people in need. In collaboration with partner agencies, the Feeding America network, and Gleaners program partners, Gleaners is driving new solutions to improve the health and well-being of the entire community.

Gleaners is a vital link between available food and those who need it most. Local and national food producers often have surplus products that go to waste for lack of a way to safely and efficiently bring it to bring it to market. Gleaners has developed efficient, reliable methods for handling a tremendous volume of donated food, as well as the fresh produce purchased to ensure those served have access to a variety of healthy, nutritious food.

Gleaners accomplishes this through collaboration, efficient operations, education, and innovative solutions to achieve a hunger-free community in southeast Michigan.