People in Metro Detroit don’t experience food insecurity only during the holidays, meaning nonprofits that combat the hunger crisis need help year-round to pursue their goals.

When we launched “Sommers Schwartz Serves” – our community outreach initiative – Gleaners Community Food Bank was the first organization where we offered to volunteer our time. We recently returned to Gleaners to lend a hand, support its ongoing mission, and give back to our underserved neighbors.

Gleaners provides food to more than 600 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and other agencies across the region and supplements those partners’ efforts by offering direct service drive-up grocery and food box distributions. In the fiscal year 2021, Gleaners distributed a record-breaking 71.4 million pounds of food to those in need.

Our thanks to the Sommers Schwartz Serves volunteers and their families who pitched in!

  • Muskan Ali
  • Joe Bourgon
  • Mike Cunningham
  • Monique Cushingberry
  • Michelle Enerson
  • Alexis Fernandez
  • Vanessa Ferriole
  • Ramona Howard 
  • Alana Karbal
  • Janice Koehler
  • Kim Kortes
  • Andrew Malecki
  • Jenene Murad
  • Tammy O’Boyle
  • Lissa Racer
  • Michele Reiley
  • Chelsea Richardson
  • Linda Roberts
  • Lenore Saco
  • Danelle Vanderbeke
  • Michelle White