Friday, January 25, 2013
Hope at the Table volunteers will gather monetary and food donations at Hartland Kroger locations this Saturday.
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Friday, January 25
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 the Hartland Kroger stores Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Volunteers for Bringing Hope to the Table will be in Macomb County on Jan. 12, Oakland County on Jan. 19, and Livingston and Monroe counties on Jan. 26. Volunteers are still needed for every date except Jan. 19. To sign up, or to learn more information, …
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. Click the link below, select items from virtual grocery shelves and help feed hungry fa
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- Don Wyatt
Thursday, November 1, 2012
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 is launching an online food drive to raise $10,000 by Nov. 17 to feed families in your area. This is the first virtual food drive for the Gleaners Community Food Bank, and Patch is proud and honored to be their first …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Livingston County now has 12 community gardens growing and donating food to Gleaners Food Bank.
Livingston Hunger Council Community Garden Director Kay Simmons has had her hands full this year with trying to recruit volunteers and tend multiple gardens during a hot, drought-filled summer. One of the more pleasant parts of her job was adding five new community gardens to the network, rounding out the total number of Livingston Hunger Council community gardens to 12. The new gardens this year include the United Methodist Church Hartland, Fowlerville - to directly benefit the Family Impact Center, The Well Church and First United Methodist Church of Brighton as well as a private residence off McClements Road in Brighton. "It means more produce and enables us to have more distribution out in the community," Simmons said of the additional…