Friday, November 16, 2012
Between 45 and 60 students take home backpacks each week filled with food from Gleaners Community Food Bank.
One out of four Michigan children lives in a household with food insecurity, meaning they do not always know where their next meal is coming from, according to Gleaners Community Food Bank. "One of the things about the communities of Plymouth and Canton is they think we don't have that need," said Kristen Hennessey, food services director for Plymouth Canton Community Schools (PCCS). "But we have hungry kids everywhere." There are 45 to 60 students in PCCS who take home backpacks each week filled with food from Gleaners Community Food Bank. "After Christmas, you see layoffs happen," Hennessey said. She said the number of students taking backpacks home increases at that time. She said the total number of students receiving backpacks also …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Starting today, you can purchase and donate food to the Gleaners Community Food Bank during Patch's virtual food drive. Our goal is to collect $10,000 through Nov. 17 to help feed the area's hungry families.
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Monday, November 12, 2012
The statistics are grim, especially for children. One out of four Michigan children lives in a household with food insecurity, meaning they do not always know where their next meal is coming from. In southeast Michigan, nearly 40 percent of more than 100,000 people receiving food assistance each week are children under age 18. Poor nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, has profound implications on a child’s physical and mental health, development, academic achievement and economic productivity. Today Patch.com, through its 30 Michigan sites including Plymouth-Canton, is launching an online food drive to raise $10,000 by Nov. 17 to feed area families. This is the first virtual food drive for the Gleaners Community Food …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Canton Community Foundation raises at least $5K for food bank by partnering with Emagine Theatres.
Numbers still need to be crunched, but at least $5,000 will be sent to Gleaners Community Food Bank after Sunday’s Magical Night with the Stars at Emagine Theatres in Canton. Emagine’s owners, Paul and Mary Glantz, support the benefit “because it is the right thing to do," said Mary Glantz. Canton Community Foundation organizes the evening, which includes a strolling buffet and choice of first-run movie. This year about 200 people attended. Most attending seemed to enjoy a Sunday evening out, sampling the gourmet buffet provided by Jeff Zak Catering of Plymouth – the sugar-encrusted bacon and a brownie pudding with orange-flavored whipped topping appeared to be crowd favorites. People piled food on clear plastic plates. The mini pork …