Last week, Governor Whitmer announced that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year, declaring the state of emergency in Michigan will extend for 70 days. Gleaners Community Food Bank remains dedicated to feeding our hungry neighbors as our state and local governments take precautions to help us stay safe.
Over the past three weeks, the Gleaners team quickly expanded our services to nearly double our weekly mobile food distributions. We now have 66 additional drive-up food distribution sites serving the community with nutritious food. By the end of March, these new sites provided 18,650 households with emergency groceries to last two to four weeks. You can learn more about our continued efforts here.
With schools officially closed for the school year, Gleaners is here to help families facing additional months with children at home who are missing the school meals they rely on. We are thankful to our partners across many local school districts for assisting with our School Food Mobiles and continuing to serve our families. More about our efforts with these incredible partners can be found here.
Gleaners is grateful to see our teams, our partners, and so many individuals step up to feed those who are most vulnerable in this crisis. Your outpouring of support provides hope for thousands of people across southeast Michigan.