Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Gerald Brisson
Primary Contact Name
Kristin Sokul
Main Address

2131 Beaufait St
Detroit, MI 48207
United States

What We Do

Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners Community Food Bank serves five Southeast Michigan counties: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, and Monroe. Gleaners provides food to the community through a network of partner agencies, like soup kitchens, schools, senior centers, food pantries and shelters, as well as at its direct service, drive-up mobile grocery distributions. Every dollar donated to Gleaners provides three meals for our neighbors in need. For more information, please visit

Interesting Info
  • • Gleaners is among the first food banks in the United States. Its founder, Gene Gonya, joined other early food banks to help establish Second Harvest (now call
  • • In fiscal year 2023, Gleaners shared more than 50 million pounds of food with more than 700,000 households with its network of nearly 400 partners and at driv
  • • In response to the pandemic crisis, Gleaners increased food distribution by 64% through its emergency response efforts and network of partner agencies.
Volunteer Opportunities

Taylor Warehouse Support
Repeats daily for 200 times

Gleaners Warehouse
Gleaners distribution - fruts and veggies
Gleaners distribution - loading up a car