For the ninth consecutive year, WXYZ-TV (Detroit) and Art Van Furniture are teaming up with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan to fight hunger in metro Detroit with their annual “Together We Can” food drive. This year’s goal is to collect 25,000 pounds of non-perishable food items from now through Friday, November 17, 2017.
“Every can, bag or box of non-perishable food items make a difference,” said Kim Yost, president and CEO of Art Van Furniture. “When we open up our pantries and make a donation we feed those in need, as well as the spirit, during the holidays.”
Art Van Furniture’s 27 participating stores are in Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Battle Creek, Bay City, Bloomfield Hills, Burton, Chesterfield Township, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Drayton Plains, Flint, Howell, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Livonia, Novi, Port Huron, Royal Oak, Saginaw, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Taylor, Warren stores on East 14 Mile Road and on Schoenherr Road, Westland and in Toledo, Ohio.
New this year, guests dropping off donations can learn how to register to win one of 27 family four-packs of tickets to the Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings Thanksgiving Day NFL game at Ford Field on November 23.
In 2016, 20,319 pounds of assorted non-perishable food was collected as part of the “Together We Can” campaign. Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, a non-profit organization feeding hungry people in Southeast Michigan for over 40 years, provided nearly 17,000 meals to metro Detroit residents.
For more information, visit artvan.com.