For more than 33 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been “nourishing communities by feeding hungry people.” Last year, Gleaners distributed more than 36 million pounds of emergency food to over 484 partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 96 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor.As one of the oldest food banks in the United States, Gleaners Community Food Bank’s mission is to provide surplus donated and low-cost food and personal care products to people in need in southeastern Michigan. For more than 33 years, we’ve been “nourishing communities by feeding hungry people”. Since 1977, Gleaners Community Food Bank has grown from distributing just one or two million pounds of food a year to more than 36 million pounds annually through a network of more than 500 partner soup kitchens, pantries, shelters and other nonprofit organizations.