Within southeast Michigan’s community, there are people who are hungry and malnourished, unaware of when their next meal will be, often going days without the nutrition that their bodies so desperately need. This includes families, neighbors, and could even be friends.
Hunger is a pressing and threatening issue that affects people across the country, but even more severely on a global scale. While it is important that we do our due diligence and work together to provide food to those in need, I am grateful for organizations like Gleaners Community Food Bank who work to focus their efforts on specific areas.
Gleaners Community Food Bank (GCFB) has been dedicated to ending hunger in southeast Michigan for over 40 years now. They have made a tremendous impact within our local community, providing meals to individuals and families who don’t have the financial stability or means to acquire the nourishment they need. You can read more about the specific events that GCFB is involved in, as well as their stories of philanthropy, online.
A small team from The Suburban Collection was chosen to attend the Gleaners Community Food Bank Women’s Power Breakfast last month, alongside 700 other men and women from the community. Below are two images captured from the event of the women who have made this all possible. It is through their leadership that the GCFB is able to raise over 39 million pounds of food annually to nourish those in need.
The food that is collected throughout the year is distributed throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, and Washtenaw Counties, where Gleaners Community Food Bank is able to provide 89,000 meals every single day to individuals and families who need it the most.
It was an honor to be included in an event where these women were recognized for their commitment to making their community a better place to live; their selfless mentalities toward other individuals are a refreshing mindset that showcases a sincere dedication to working towards making sure that everyone has access to the basic necessities that they need and deserve.