For nearly 40 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities. Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners operates five distribution centers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe Counties and provides food to 535 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and other agencies, throughout southeastern Michigan. Gleaners collects 34.5 million pounds of food each year and distributes 79,000 meals each day including providing nourishing food and nutrition education to 84,700 children per year. Every dollar donated provides three meals and 93 cents of every donated dollar goes to food and food programs.
Since 2012 Trinity has partnered with Gleaners by collecting cans of food and dry goods, then volunteering in one of the distribution centers. Each year, a group of 30-40 volunteers, ranging in age from 11-80 enjoys working alongside each other sorting and packing food.
The 2017 volunteer day takes place on Saturday, February 11 from 9:00am-11:30am.