Our Partners

Underwriting Partner and Match Donor:

Charter One Foundation

About  Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $136.5 billion in assets as of March 31, 2015. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens helps its retail customers “bank better” with mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 Citizens Bank branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Citizens also provides mortgage lending, auto lending, student lending and commercial banking services in select markets nationwide. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest hedging, leasing and asset finance, specialty finance and trade finance. Citizens operates through its subsidiaries Citizens Bank, N.A., and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. Additional information about Citizens and its full line of products and services can be found at www.citizensbank.com .

Match Donor Supporters:

Ford Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community and global partners to advance driving safety, education and community life. Ford Motor Company Fund has operated for more than 65 years with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. Ford Driving Skills for Life is free, interactive, hands-on safety training focused on skill development and driving techniques, while addressing inexperience, distractions and impaired driving.  Innovation in education is encouraged through Ford Blue Oval Scholars, Ford Driving Dreams, Ford Next Generation Learning and other innovative programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. The Ford Volunteer Corps enlists more than 30,000 Ford employees and retirees each year to work on local projects that strengthen their communities and improve people’s lives in more than 40 countries around the world. For more information, visit http://community.ford.com .

Andiamo Restaurant Group

In 1989 when Andiamo opened its first Italian restaurant, the goal was simple – deliver fine Italian cuisine by using the freshest seasonal ingredients and prepare them from scratch each and every day. This goal set by the late Master Chef Aldo Ottaviani was achieved and as a result Andiamo exceeded all expectations, expanding to nine metro Detroit locations. Andiamo has never strayed from its founding principles and continues to provide exceptional service and authentic Italian cuisine prepared by hand every day. Visit andiamoitalia.com for more information and to find a location near you.

Toni Wisne Sabina Foundation

In honor of  Toni Wisne Sabina ’s long-time support for Gleaners’ mission to feed our hungry neighbors.


GalaxE.Solutions, Inc.L is a member of the GalaxE Group, Inc. For over 20 years, GalaxE.Solutions has provided technology professional services supporting Fortune 500 organizations in the healthcare, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, insurance, banking, IT/communications, publishing, real estate, legal, and non-profit industries. They specialize in solutions-based engagements. Their core business revolves around providing professional IT services throughout the Software Development Life Cycle. This includes initial design, development, testing and ongoing support in a variety of technologies, such as business intelligence, master data management, service oriented architecture, legacy application replatforming, Web application design and development, and enterprise application integration.

Hamilton Anderson Associates is a multi-disciplinary design firm dedicated to improving the built environment through creative, contemporary design. Their design process combines rigorous analysis, intuitive curiosity and thoughtful execution to create inspiring, contextually responsive solutions. Their diverse group of design professionals work collaboratively across multiple disciplines, including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, strategic planning, interior design, and graphic design. They offer informed perspectives to create compelling, sustainable projects that provide a lasting and positive impact on our communities.

Nextep Systems provides enterprise scalable, integrated solutions designed to overcome the hurdles found in operating a competitive restaurant. Their solutions are designed specifically for fast casual and quick service restaurants to increase sales, maximize labor and deliver a better experience for guests and employees. More information at www.nextepsystems.com.

Grand Traverse Pie Company ’s vision is to spread their love for pie throughout everything that they make and do. They call it “Warming Hearts and Community through Pie”. They are committed to quality products, warm and friendly service, and to truly making a positive difference in your day. They believe that respect leads to loyalty, loyalty promotes growth, growth allows them to give back to people, and giving back gains respect. It’s a delicious cycle. They proudly serve the best handmade pies from scratch every day, and can be found at fifteen different locations throughout Michigan and one in Indiana.

The first Happy’s Pizza opened in 1996 on Detroit’s Northeast side on a busy corner and quickly became known for not only its pizza, but also its barbecue ribs, fried chicken and seafood. Happy’s Pizza soon turned into a household name in Michigan and has expanded into California, Nevada, and Ohio, with over 60 U.S. locations.

Happy’s Pizza’s primary mission is to provide families with the finest quality foods at the lowest possible price and to assure that each and every restaurant location is a charitable leader throughout the communities that they serve. For more information visit www.happyspizza.com

Mitten Crate started as a monthly subscription for discovering unique great tasting Michigan made foods. They have grown to also be the best choice for curated gift boxes curated for your corporate projects, private events, and employee appreciation programs in addition to their membership platform.

Founded in 2013, by Andrew Chmielewski and Cory Wright, Mitten Crate has pledged, since day one, to donate 3 meals to Gleaners Food Bank for every membership every month. Mitten Crate continues to push the envelope in the local food scene by connecting food makers with food lovers that might not have met organically.

Join the thousands of customers in all 50 states and get a little taste of Michigan sent to you or a loved one, knowing that you will also be helping out Gleaners with every order. You can visit them at the Rustbelt Market in Ferndale, or visit the website at mittencrate.com.

Regardless of if you need a whole lawn or a few pieces, Oliver Sod Farm can get grass on your ground quick. Open to the public and available for landscapers. For more information, visit oliversodfarm.com.


You can help provide 2 million meals for children while school is out. Your support will leverage community donations by matching gifts and allowing Gleaners to reach thousands of children who would otherwise face hunger.

For more information on becoming a Hunger Free Summer sponsor contact Stacy Kessel at 866-GLEANER or skessel@gcfb.org.