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‘Hunger Free Summer’ Campaign Begins In Metro Detroit

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Forgotten Harvest and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (Gleaners) are partnering with Charter One Foundation and other corporate and community donors to provide two million meals to hungry southeast Michigan children this summer through their Hunger Free Summer campaign.

More than 300,000 children in southeast Michigan receive free or reduced-fee meals during the school year. In the summer months, they often go without.  During the ten-week Hunger Free Summer campaign, going on through September 1,  donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by several metro – Detroit businesses.

Gleaners and Forgotten Harvest will provide children with food through their Summer Lunch, BackPack, Daily Bread and mobile pantry programs. Every $1 donation provides eight nutritious lunches for hungry children in southeastern Michigan.

Now through September 1, donations can be made:

Online at HungerFreeSummer, or by calling 888-332-7140,  you can text “HFS” TO 85944 (a $10 donation will be automatically added to donor’s cell phone  bill –please be aware that message and data rates may apply.)

Checks by Mail: Hunger Free Summer, P.O. Box 1380, Troy, MI 48099

Adding a donation of $1, $3, $5 or more at all Hiller’s and Hollywood Market(s) checkout registers

The public can support and follow the campaign at HungerFreeSummer on Twitter and Facebook.

-Click on here for related story at CBSnews.com-

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