Lorne Zalesin wrote -
Welcome to Miles For Meals! Thank you for your willingness to not only improve yourself but also help other people. We have constructed a program that will help everyone, learn, grow and create community. The average age of the runner/walker has increased to 40yrs old +. The unequaled positive attitude boost, significant stress release and overall increase in vitality, focus and creativity are all reasons why people are starting to and continuing to run/walk. Miles For Meals couples the health benefits of a structured running program along with the community reinvestment component of supporting the Gleaners Food Bank. Gleaners exist to provide households with access to sufficient, nutritious food, and related resources. Gleaners accomplishes this through collaboration, efficient operations, education, and innovative solutions to achieve a hunger-free community in southeast Michigan. Gleaners collects 34.5 million pounds of food a year and distributes 79,000 meals each day including providing nourishing food and nutrition education to 84,700 children a year. Every dollar donated provides three meals and 93 cents of every donated dollar goes to food and food programs.