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Patch Readers Raise $5,512 to Fight Hunger in Metro Detroit

The Patch Fights Hunger initiative spurred 119 people in 30 Patch cities to donate to Gleaners Community Food Bank this holiday season.

More than 16,500 men, women and children in Metro Detroit will have a warm, healthy meal provided by Gleaners Community Food Bank this holiday season—and it's all thanks to Patch readers.

Throughout the month of November, 30 Michigan Patch communities took part in the Patch Fights Hunger virtual food drive, raising funds for Gleaners.

Gleaners distributes 100,000 meals each day to hungry people in southeast Michigan, and in the month of giving thanks, Patch partnered with the nonprofit to start the first-ever virtual food drive. Patch readers from across the region "shopped" Gleaners' virtual store and saw exactly what their donation would buy for a person or family in need.

How much did each community raise? Click to see how giving Patch readers are!

The results of the drive were outstanding, thanks to the generosity of Patch readers like you.

Here's a look at the results by the numbers:

  • Total funds raised: $5,512
  • Number of meals the donations will provide: More than 16,500
  • Number of communities: 30
  • Number of donations: 119
  • Biggest donation: $500, from a Northville Patch reader

To everyone who promoted, supported and gave to Patch Fights Hunger—Patch, Gleaners and thousands of Metro Detroiters say, "Thank you!"

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