Southeast Michigan

Detroit, June 3, 2009, The Detroit News — The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is celebrating its 25th anniversary by awarding $25,000 grants to 25 nonprofits that have worked closely with the foundation and embody the foundation's mission to improve the area, its leaders say.

The 31-year-old Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan serves all of Southeast Michigan, which is home to 5 million people. It has five distribution centers strategically located throughout a six-county area, as well as storage, transportation and other capacities that enable it to quickly and efficiently get food to people where and when it’s needed. In addition, the food bank purchases food at prices that are dramatically lower than market rates in order to meet the nutrition and quantity requirements of its more than 400 member partners, which include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, churches and other agencies that distribute emergency food. “We

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