Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste. It is dedicated to relieving hunger in Metro Detroit and preventing nutritious food waste.
Forgotten Harvest delivers 138,000 pounds of surplus food per day to local charities six days a week, providing families in need with fresh and nutritious food free of charge.
As explained on www.forgottenharvest.org: “In 1990, we set down roots in the greater metro Detroit area and began rescuing food surpluses from grocery stores, markets, restaurants, caterers, and more. We took donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, and delivered it free-of-charge to emergency food providers in the metro Detroit area. Our work has since expanded to include Forgotten Harvest Farms, where we grow our own fresh food for those in need.”
“All the food we rescue and produce is delivered to metro Detroit families who struggle to cover the cost of basic life necessities. Though they are not deemed “poor” by the official measure of poverty, they lack adequate income to meet the rising cost of living. Our food helps bridge the income gap for thousands of people, allowing them to provide basic necessities and security to their family.”
During the month of November, a time for giving thanks and remembering others, please consider donating to Forgotten Harvest. Please use the blue or yellow envelope and mark it for Forgotten Harvest.
The Outreach Committee