Acclaim Community Outreach  


Acclaim Community Outreach Services is a partner agency of Gleaners Community Food Bank; Acclaim has also received grant funding through United Way in 2015 to provide emergency food distribution packages. Gleaners Food Bank has served as fiduciary for this grant funding.  Funding was received from United Way for three previous consecutive years to assist with the organization's ongoing emergency food distribution.  

It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to offer this service to those who are in need of food items during times of  hardship. Food packages are available to anyone in need, whether a transitional housing/shelter resident, laid off worker,  individual or family who has lost income due to cutbacks, prisoner re-entry, or whatever the case may be. Our organization welcomes all and is  happy to provide the needed assistance. 
Identification is required when picking up food packages:  a) Driver license or state ID.  If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, please contact us at (313) 308-5935 and we will set up a time for food pick-up.  


 Food Distribution
Each year, Acclaim Community Outreach Services provides nutritious food baskets to needy families during the holiday season.  Although 30-40 families may receive baskets, the number may vary dependent upon in-kind and monetary donations received to make the event possible.  ACOS does accept in-kind and monetary donations to assist in helping to provide individuals and families with a happy Thanksgiving holiday.  All baskets are FREE of charge. 
Acclaim Community Outreach participated in Gleaners All Partner Gathering which honors all partner organizations who feed hungry families throughout the Metro Detroit area.  This event also honored volunteers who were nominated from partner organizations.  Acclaim Community Outreach nominated volunteer, Sharon Ferguson, who was honored during the event.   Our organization was also the recipient of a new refrigerator donated by Rent-A-Center to Gleaners organization. 
         Volunteer:  Sharon Ferguson
        Acclaim Community Outreach
                                                                                Rent A Center Representative
  Gerald Ervin, Program Director, along with other recipients of donated refrigerators