By: Beau Daniels
Today is our annual radiothon for Gleaners. Detroit is on a comeback and the economy is improving, but the number of family’s in the metro in need of the basic necessities of food has not decreased. Over half a million people here in Southeast Michigan live in poverty. I’m not talking about a third world country, I’m talking about our own. Over Forty percent seeking food assistance had to choose between food and paying bills.
Many of you want to give and support those here at home. Consider this, Gleaners is the most efficient charity I’ve ever witnessed. While some well known charities operate around a rate of 30% of donations making their way to the needy, Gleaners operates at over 90 percent! Supporting Gleaners also supports over 500 agency’s here at home. They provide food to most of your local charity food distribution sites. They have connections and buying power to make your dollar go further than you could purchasing food yourself for the less fortunate. For every dollar donated, six meals are provided.
So please consider becoming a Hunger Hero today. Just click here for your options. Thank you!