Last Friday, November 1, members of our team at Brasco came together to volunteer at Gleaners Food Bank’s Warren Distribution Center. We were tasked with packaging zucchini, lining bags, creating boxes, and preparing for Gleaners fall postal food drive. The food that we helped to package was to be distributed to various organizations throughout Southeastern Michigan the following morning. We were thrilled to be able to lend a hand to the hardworking folks who run Gleaners. At the end of our afternoon shift, we were told that our group helped package 2460 pounds of zucchini which would impact the lives of 2150 people in our community that needed it. From October 16- 31st, we held our First Annual Fall Food & Funds Drive where we were able to collect $210 and 98 pounds of canned goods which was donated to Gleaner’s on the afternoon we volunteered.
Being located in Metro Detroit, we see the struggles that our friends and neighbors face during the holiday season when it comes to lack of access to nutritious meals. More than 720,00 people in southeast Michigan fight living in poverty. Gleaners relies on organizations like ours to donate money and valuable goods to help provide meals to over 96,000 people every single day. Collectively, Brasco's goal was to provide support for Gleaners in all ways possible; food donations, monetary donations and time.
Thank you to all the members of our team who contributed and made this event a success and to Gleaner’s Warren Distribution Center for welcoming us into their facilities for the afternoon. We are looking forward to making this a yearly tradition for Brasco.
Learn more about Gleaners Community Food Bank and how you can get involved: https://www.gcfb.org/
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