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Currently one in five Michigan children face hunger. Nearly 300,000 school aged children who live in southeast Michigan are at risk of not having enough food to eat. That number is staggering and honestly heartbreaking.

Most of these school aged children are eligible for free or reduced meals during the week. However, once the weekend and summer vacation hits they often have very little to eat.

On Thursday, April 19 the Gleaners Community Food Bank will be hosting the 25th Annual Women’s Power Breakfast.

This is the kick off event for Gleaners Million Meals Match Campaign. The month-long campaign raises money to help feed children who have food insecurities at home.

For every dollar raised by PNC Bank, Delta and other generous donors will double your donations.

Normally $1 will provide three meals for those in need, but during the Million Meals Match campaign it will mean meals for six children. That means it will go twice as far.

So back to the Women’s Power Breakfast.

This event is a who’s who of Michigan’s most powerful and influential female leaders. These women get stuff done not only in the business world but in the philanthropic world.

Since the Women’s Power Breakfast was started in 1994 they have raised over $3.2 million for hungry children.

This is a great opportunity to network and to learn about Gleaners and the work that they do to help with food insecurity.

Tickets for the event are $125 per person and $85 if you are under 35.

The 25th Annual Gleaners Women’s Power Breakfast will be on Thursday, April 19 from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.

The event will take place at Little Caesars Arena 2645 Woodward Avenue Detroit 48201.