Saturday, February 2, 2013
Purchase several Michigan-made brands and the Farmington Hills-based company donates a portion of the price to help feed needy families.
ACO Hardware is partnering with Gleaners Community Food Bank to raise funds that will help feed hungry families in Michigan. From now through Feb. 24, customers who purchase Faygo pop, Better Made snacks and Dearborn Brand sausage – all Michigan-made products – at ACO stores across Michigan will be helping Gleaners deliver millions of pounds of emergency food to soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. According to the ACO Hardware website, the company will donate 5 percent of the purchase price of each item sold to Gleaners. There is an ACO store in Royal Oak at 515 E. Fourth St.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Boy Scouts distributed grocery bags across town this week as part of the annual Scouting for Food initiative.
You may have noticed an empty plastic bag hanging from your front door or mailbox this week. It's part of the annual "Scouting for Food" initiative from the Boy Scouts of America; the scouts will pick up the filled bags of food beginning Saturday morning in Royal Oak. Here's what you need to know — and how you can help if you didn't happen to get a bag.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Many families' resources are strained this time of year, so contributing food can help.
Families are strained at this time of year, so donating food can help ease the burden. This is the second in a 30-day series of ways Patch community members can give back. We hope you'll take part in this 30 Days of Giving and take the spirit beyond the holidays, because there is need all year long. Many families are in need throughout the year, but the need spikes over the holidays as children – often fed at school through federal programs – spend more time at home, said Anne Schenk, senior director of development for Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. “The families are really strained this time of year,” Schenk said. “We appreciate all of the donations we receive that enables us to help those families out.” There are …
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Hiller's Market and Hollywood Market are teaming up with hunger relief agencies to help feed more than 300,000 children healthy meals this summer.
Local grocery stores want to make sure the 300,000 southeast Michigan schoolchildren who receive free or reduced-fee lunches during the school year don’t go hungry this summer. With the launch of the 10-week Hunger Free Summer campaign, Gleaners Food Bank and Forgotten Harvest are trying to provide an additional 2 million meals to children this summer. Every dollar raised during the summer campaign translates into eight nutritious meals for a child. The agencies have teamed up with Hiller’s Market and Hollywood Super Markets to raise funds and awareness about their summer program. Volunteers will be at various Hiller’s and Hollywood locations over the next few weekends accepting donations and handing out bracelets, balloons, stickers and …