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Drive out Hunger! Make it a December to Remember!
The Michigan Indian community is one of the most vibrant ethnic groups in Michigan. Several of our community members are successful engineers, entrepreneurs, IT professionals, management consultants, academicians, physicians, students, classical artistes, media personalities and more. As you are aware, the economic recession has taken a mammoth toll on thousands of families in the area. It is time for us to step up and help our immediate community in need by joining hands and displaying our kindness., in collaboration with Gleaners Community Food Bank and other community organizations is launching “Michigan Indian Community Charity Drive 2011”. In the following weeks we will be setting “canned food” collection drives at various locations. We are also setting up cash/check donation cans at various Indian businesses. Follow the link to make online contributions to the cause. All donations (100%) will be forwarded to Gleaners Community Food Bank.


Supporting Organizations:

• Rockin’ Raaga radio
• Detroit Telugu Association
• The Hindu Temple, Canton
• BAPS Temple, Canton
• SV Temple, Novi
• MAI Family Services
• Indo American Chamber of Commerce
• Geetanjali Radio - Subhash Kelkar
• Manoranjan Radio - Mumtaz
• Indian American Cultural Association
• UP Association of Detroit
• Troy Telugu Association
• Sri Balaji Temple
• Michigan Tamil Sangam
• AAA – Dhaval Soni

Stay tuned for more….



About Gleaners  |  Gleaners Community Food Bank is a 501 (c) 3 organization.

Here is what they do
For more than 33 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been "nourishing communities by feeding hungry people.” Last year, Gleaners distributed 40 million pounds of emergency food to over 577 partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 96 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor. For more information visit

How you can help?
• Donate online
• Donate at various locations (see below)
• Make checks payable to "Gleaners Community Food bank"

Students and Children can participate!
To encourage participation and foster the spirit of community service we would like students to help make the campaign a success. will issue a Certificate of Appreciation for every student that collects $100 or more. We ask the student (with help from adults as appropriate) to email us the following information:
Full Name
School Name
Amount Collected (estimate is OK).

If the student facilitated an online donation that counts too! It is an honor system. We trust you! Email to
You can drop off the collections at various collection cans listed below..

Organizations, Individuals and Businesses can join in..
We will list the name of every Organization, Individual, or Business that wants to support. Make a contribution and let us know about it. We will publish that information and let Gleaners know. We are counting on support from religious organizations, associations, dance schools, radio hosts and individuals. Please email us about your support and we will add you to the list. Email:


Current Locations to Donate (Funds only)


Canned food donation Locations

• Priya Restaurant, Farmington Hills
• Priya Restaurant, Troy
• Namaste Grocers, Farmington
• Vani Foods, Farmington Hills
• Mirchi Restaurant, Novi
• Patel Brothers, Garden City
• Patel Brothers, Farmington Hills
• Patel Brothers, Sterling Heights
• Anand Bazaar Canton

• Bombay Grocers Canton
• Aakash Grocers, Troy
• Anand Bazaar, Canton
• Bombay Grocers, Canton
• Neehees, Canton
• Om Market, Ann Arbor

Stay tuned for more locations…


• BAPS Temple, Canton
• The Hindu Temple, Canton
(Food drive on December 18th Sunday
10 am to 1 pm)

• Bharatiya Temple, Troy

Stay tuned for more locations…


IMPORTANT: Please no opened containers, homemade food or expired products, and avoid items in glass as they often break in transit. Note: Donate only the following items (No meat items at temple locations)

• Canned Spaghetti or Pasta
• Dry or Canned Beans (kidney, pinto, green, yellow, refried or black beans)
• Fruit, Baby Food or Formula, Ensure or other nutritional supplement drinks
• Rice Noodles, Macaroni
• Powdered Milk, Pancake or Baking Mixes, Cereal/Oatmeal (including single service sizes)
• Granola Bars
• Peanut Butter (in plastic jars)
• Jelly (in plastic jars)


For more information email

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