Helping hurting Americans.
Across the United States, people are hurting and in need. There are families and individuals in every state who need our prayers and our helping hands.
This is where our partnership chain connects those who “have” with those who “have not.” We have strategic partners lined up across the states who work directly with those needing a hand up in their local regions. We supply our partners with items like nonperishable foods and blankets, and then they distribute these goods to those who are facing desperate situations.
When we all do our part, many can be reached.
Gleaning for the World enables strategic partners across America to help hurting families living in shelters and on the streets.
We work through the Veterans hospital to distribute personal hygiene and comfort items to help ease their hospital stay.
We are providing relief to struggling families by partnering with churches, food pantries, and soup kitchens to provide healthy food choices.
Critical need for supplies.
have no savings
to cover a $500 emergency.
used up some or all
of their savings in the Great Recession.
are served at the VA Medical Center in Salem, VA.
meals worth of food
provided to local and urban communities.
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provided to food banks in 2017.
Often, the first step in assisting someone on the streets in getting back on their feet is to provide a tangible source of help. When you offer them a nutritious meal or a warm blanket, you’re showing them that you care about their wellbeing.
We provide food and blankets to help men, women and children (yes, children) come off the streets and into a program to get them back on their feet.
Gleaning For The World delivers tens of thousands of blankets to homeless individuals and families every year. These blankets provide warmth and comfort for those who are fighting for their very survival. Many on the streets face horrible situations every day, including freezing temperatures, violence, sexual assault and theft.
These simple, low-cost blankets provide a physical warmth and a warming comfort to those who have no hope.
Many of the homeless we encounter are people who have fallen on hard times; many are veterans; some are families; and some face physical or mental challenges. We can make a difference in the lives of these men, women and children long enough for them to get the help they need to pull themselves out of this painful situation.
Millions of American families are one or two paychecks away from being out on the streets. It is a shocking thing to think about, but most families in the United States are one catastrophe away from homelessness.
Helping American Veterans
They are true heroes to whom we owe an incredible debt of gratitude.
Many of our American warriors are now living in short-term and long-term care, and do not have the resources to purchase the personal care items and creature comforts that make in-patient care manageable. We work with the VA Medical Center in Salem to ensure there is a consistent supply of shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, combs and brushes and snacks for the hospital to distribute to patients as needed.
We have partnered with the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, located in Salem, Virginia, where more than 112,000 central and southwest Virginia veterans are served. Through this partnership, we are able to provide thousands of pounds of personal care items and snacks to help support and encourage these veterans.
“The donations that we received from you have been utilized by numerous locations in the hospital. The snacks have been given to the Oncology Department and to the Dialysis Unit to help the veterans keep their strength during these procedures.
As many veterans come into the Medical Center, they do not bring overnight items because they do not expect to stay. The items that you donated have provided many veterans with the comforts of home, and the ability to be hygienic. The comforts that you have provided have made all the difference to the veterans. Thank you.”
Jade L. Fillinger
Chief Voluntary Service
Providing Food to American Families
Across America, there are hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. Millions rely on food pantries, churches and soup kitchens when the end of the month approaches. We are providing relief to these struggling families.
We are providing churches, food pantries and soup kitchens in rural and urban America with healthy food choices.
How can you help? A donation of $15 can provide a family-of-four with a week’s worth of food.
With your help:
We stock food banks and pantries.
Gleaning is committed to helping people gain access to consistent, nutritious food. Food banks and pantries are a vital and efficient resources to help those in need. Therefore, we stocked food banks with a tremendous 81 tons of canned goods in last year alone! That is 108,000 meals with long shelf-life food Americans needing a hand up!
Canned foods are in high demands across the country. Because canned food often has a long shelf-life, we are able to stock food pantries and other distribution services with cans of nutritious food for families in need. Canned food is an essential part of getting food to those in crisis across the United States.
We help the homeless.
We also distribute tens of thousands of blankets to our partners across the states who, in turn, give these blankets to homeless men, women, and children during the coldest months.
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Gleaning For The World, Inc., is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible under this status.