Gleaners Double Your dollar day to feed children in need

On Monday, just one dollar can provide six people for Detroiters in need as Gleaners is doubling your dollars.

FOX 2 teamed up with Gleaners for Double Your Donation day. This is the chance to do something great for your neighbors.

Laura Watt teaches pre-k at Go Lightly School. She says they rely on donations like yours to eat a good meal.

"When a child comes to school hungry, they can't learn, can't focus," Watt said. "It's really important they get those well-rounded meals.

The Gleaners backpack program provides students with a backpack with a few needs to get them through the weekend. 

Gerry Brisson with Gleaners Community Food Bank says the organization is trying to match a million meals. While it seems daunting, it's not.

"The sponsors have stepped up. They will match gifts (Monday) There's a gap in the donated food that we get. We get a lot of food drive food, we get a lot of food from retailers but there's still not enough to cover all of our school programs," Brisson said.

He also reiterated that they're trying to fill mobile pantries, the backpacks, snacks in the class, and others.

Donate now by calling 1-855-315-FOOD. Double Your Dollar Day ends at 11:00.

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