Gardner White wants every child to be happy and healthy as they prepare for their new school year. With your help, we can make that a reality for hundreds of children in Metro Detroit.
614,000 people in our community struggle with hunger, including 146,000 children. Gleaners Community Food Bank has been serving Southeastern Michigan since 1977 providing food to more than 660 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and other agencies across the region. They also reach our neighbors in need through mobile distributions and programs that are designed to directly reach children in Metro Detroit.
Gardner White is partnering with 104.3 WOMC to collect non-perishable food items to donate to the No Kid Goes Hungry Gleaners food drive from July 22nd through August 7th. Community members are encouraged to head to their local Gardner White store to drop off their donations. WOMC’s own JoAnne Purtan will be on site at Gardner White stores July 24th, July 31st, and August 7th.
Suggested Items to Donate
Below are some suggestions of nutritious canned and dry good that Gleaners uses the most. Please no opened containers, homemade food or expired products, and avoid items in glass as they often break in transit.
- Canned fruit (no heavy syrup)
- Canned vegetables
- Tuna fish
- Peanut butter (in plastic jars)
- Healthy cereal/oatmeal
- Hearty soups/stews
- Canned spaghetti or pasta
- Beans (black, kidney, pinto, or refried)
- Canned meats (chicken, salmon)
- Pasta/macaroni and cheese/rice
- Pancake or baking mixes
- Baby food or formula