We have an unwavering belief that all people deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities.
The Cinnaire team put that message into action by helping families in need with our annual food drive this holiday season. This year, we extended our food drive efforts throughout our footprint, donating a total of 11,314 pounds of food to the Greater Lansing Food Bank, the Gleaners Food Bank in Detroit, the Middleton Outreach Ministry in Wisconsin, the Food Bank of Delaware and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
The opportunity to live in healthy communities starts with providing access to basic necessities: food, a winter coat, transportation, an affordable home. Special thanks to Luan Nguyen for coordinating the holiday food drive and to Megan Fuller, Chris Jillings, Ruqayyah Polk, Keith Broadnax and Krista Wriston for leading their regions!
About the Recipients
For each $1 donated, GLFB can purchase 7 pounds of food, which feeds a family of four, one meal. The GLFB distributes food to seven counties in the Mid-Michigan area.
Gleaners distributes food to more than 510 partner agencies throughout southeast Michigan that provide pantry supplies or prepared meals directly to hungry people. Partners include pantries, schools, shelters, senior citizen centers, and soup kitchens.
Those in need can visit the pantry as often as needed, effectively eliminating hunger for those MOMs serves. The pantry operates year-round, 6 days a week and serves over 4,000 people each month, including 2,000 children.
The Food Depository serves more than 812,000 individuals or 232,100 households. Each day an average of 200,000 pounds of food is distributed through a network of more than 700 partner agencies.
For every $1 donated, 91 cents goes directly to feeding hungry adults and children in the community.