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    Gleaner’s summer food program kicks off in Wayne County

    Gleaners Community Food Bank today announced the launch of its Summer Food Service Program, with summer meal sites beginning July 1, 2020. The program will complement Gleaners’ food distribution programs through its more than 500-member partner network, emergency food distribution sites and emergency food box delivery programs to meet increased community need through the COVID-19 crisis.

    “Every child deserves a hunger free summer, and this year the need for our work to get food into the community is even greater,” said Gerry Brisson, president and CEO of Gleaners. “Children have been without access to school meals since mid-March, and without dedicated summer food programs, many kids in our community would spend the summer wondering where their next meal will come from. Gleaners is dedicated to being a stabilizing resource for our kids.”

    This year’s Summer Food Service Program will use multiple distribution models to meet the needs of children or special needs adults aged 19-26 across southeast Michigan.

    Pickups in Dearborn include the following dates at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, from 9 to 11 a.m. on July 7, July 21, August 4 and August 18.

    source: guide and press

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