Monday, January 19, 2015

Feeding the Hungry

Did you know that about 842 million people in the world do not eat enough to be healthy? That means that one in every eight people on Earth goes to bed hungry each night (World Food Programme).

To help with this, today some volunteers from the Birmingham Rotary Club went to the Gleaners Community Food Bank Pontiac location and packed boxes of food for local people in need. 

Gleaners Community Food Bank, with broad community support, fights hunger in southeastern Michigan. In collaboration with our member agencies, the Feeding America network, and our program partners, we provide millions of pounds of donated and purchased food to people in need. In so doing, Gleaners is committed to distributing nutritional, high quality food. Through education and advocacy, we will reduce reliance on the emergency food system. Gleaners adopts best practices and cost effective systems and procedures to achieve the highest possible return on its human and financial resources. Gleaners fulfills its role with a sense of compassion and urgency while nourishing, sustaining and advancing hope in our community (Gleaners Community Food Bank).

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