Our Warriors Against Hunger Campaign will benefit our veteran-specific partner agencies.
Before the pandemic crisis, more than one million veterans struggled with food insecurity. Today, this population needs our help more than ever. From Detroit to Howell, Gleaners Community Food Bank is partnering with service providers to help distribute nutritious food to Michigan’s veterans.
Newer partnerships with the Detroit VA Medical Center, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, The Michigan Veterans Trust Fund and The American Legion allows us to distribute food to veterans in need.
Since March 2020, Gleaners has provided more than 10,700 emergency food boxes to veteran service providers. Each box offers enough nutritionally balanced foods for approximately 31 pounds of nutritious food and provides corresponding recipes and nutrition information
“Now I am staying positive and eager for the next day.”
–Erskine, a Korean War Veteran
“Putting food on the tables of veterans and their families during these challenging times reflects our mission at the MVAA of supporting Michigan veterans through all facets of their lives,” said Zaneta Adams, director of the Michigan veterans Affairs Agency. Leveraging the support of the Michigan National Guard to build quarantine food boxes, or Q-boxes, we were able to further our commitment to veterans.
The Q-boxes were filled with a well-balanced assortment of shelf-stable food that could be put together for complete nutritious meals such as spaghetti and tomato sauce, and rice and beans. Recipes were included to help people make the most of the healthy ingredients.
You can make a difference for Veterans and their families during this difficult time by donating to Gleaners Community Food Bank.
Every $1 donated will provide 3 meals.