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Wings, Gleaners host canned food drive

Bring non-perishable food items on Saturday to help feed the hungry

Thursday, 01.16.2014 / 12:46 PM / Community
By Jessica Gadawski  - Community Relations Coordinator
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Wings, Gleaners host canned food drive
Detroit Red Wings host canned food drive to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank

DETROIT – The Red Wings will host a canned food drive to assist in the fight against hunger with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. The canned food drive will take place during the team’s home game on Saturday, Jan. 18, when the Wings take on the Los Angeles Kings at 7 p.m. (FOX Sports Detroit/AM 1270).

All donations will benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank, which collects and distributes 45 million pounds of food annually to more than 550 local food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. With one in five metro Detroiters at risk of hunger, every pound of food collected and every dollar raised will provide relief to people struggling through tough times.

Volunteers from Gleaners will be at each entrance of Joe Louis Arena when the doors open on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. to collect donations.

WHO: Red Wings and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan

WHAT: Non-Perishable Food Drive

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 18, vs. L.A. Kings at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Each of the Four Entrances to Joe Louis Arena

About Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan: Founded in 1977, Gleaners is one of the oldest and largest food banks in the country. Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners operates a total of five distribution centers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties, which provide food to 558 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and other agencies throughout southeastern Michigan. Last year, Gleaners distributed 41 million pounds of emergency food to partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries. Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 93 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor. Learn more at www.gcfb.org.

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