Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information

 

Oakland County executive Dave Coulter, and health officials have issued an order that requires screening procedures for employees of essential businesses and implementation of social distancing for employees and customers. For Forgotten Harvest, this means that volunteers and staff will have to be screened as well. Please click here for more details.

Forgotten Harvest prioritizes the health and safety of our community, volunteers, and staff. We are taking extra precautions around our facility, and we are preparing to respond to increased needs for food-related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The impact of COVID-19 will increase the need for food in metro Detroit to assist many children, families, and seniors in the coming weeks. Forgotten Harvest is operating to provide healthy, nutritious food to our neighbors in need. We are currently working with nonprofit, government, and community leaders to implement contingency plans to deliver food in the most effective and safest way possible given these unprecedented events.

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How You Can Help

The economic impact of COVID-19 has increased food insecurity in our community. Closures of businesses and schools could affect lower-income families and people with hourly wages in particular. While all support is appreciated, financial support lets us use your gift to meet the greatest needs. A donation of any amount helps us continue to respond. A special donation website has been created. Click here to donate.

You can also host a Facebook fundraiser. Click here to find out how.

We’d like to say, “thank you,” to all who have donated to Forgotten Harvest to help us address better address the needs of the community, that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Our Employees and Workplace

At Forgotten Harvest, there is no higher priority than the safety of the community we serve, staff, and volunteers. Keeping a clean facility and following best practices for food safety are ingrained in our culture. Due to COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions, including increased cleaning and sanitizing of our facility. We are following the guidance of the CDC, local, and state health agencies.

If You Need Food

Many of our network of over 250 partner agencies and programs remain open. Find a food program here. We recommend calling before you go to confirm hours of operation and requirements for they may have changed recently. Additional help can be found by calling a community care advocate at 2-1-1 to find referrals for food, shelter, medical assistance, and more. 

You can also click on a day below to find a pantry location near you. The orange-colored pantries below are Forgotten Harvest On The Go mobile pantries. These pantries will remain open until the designated end time or until the food has all been distributed.

Macomb Feed The Need (27151 Gratiot, Roseville, MI 48066) – Monday from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Cairns Community Center / formerly Jermaine Jackson (58 Orchard, Mt. Clemens, MI 48046) – Monday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Woodside Lake Orion (2500 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360)  – Monday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Warren City Hall (1 City Square, Warren, MI 48093) – Monday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Northwest Church of Christ (5151 Oakman, Detroit, MI 48204) – Tuesday from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Temple Israel West Bloomfield (5725 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323) – Tuesday from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

New Bethel Baptist Church 8430 C. L. Franklin Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48206) – Tuesday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Second Ebenezer Church (14601 Dequindre St. , Detroit, MI 48212) – Tuesday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Romulus High School (9650 Wayne Rd., Romulus, MI 48174) – Tuesday from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Lighthouse OC – Pontiac (46156 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac, MI 48342) – Wednesday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lakeridge – Fairfield (15941 Fairfield, Detroit, MI 48238) – Wednesday from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Mt Vernon Missionary Baptist Church (15125 Burt Rd., Detroit, MI 48223) – Wednesday from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Oak Park Recreation Center (14300 Oak Park Blvd. , Oak Park, MI 48237) – Wednesday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Preparatory Academy – River Rouge (11121 West Jefferson, River Rouge, MI 48218) – Wednesday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Pilgrim Baptist Church – Survival (18474 Binder, Detroit, MI 48234) – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Second Canaan Missionary Baptist Church (9435 Hayes, Detroit, MI 48213) – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Oakland Church of Christ (23333 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48033) – Thursday from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Womack Temple C.M.E. Church (28445 Cherry Street, Inkster, MI 48141) – Thursday from 12:00 – 3:00 PM

Landmark Church (24520 N. Chrysler Dr., Hazel Park, MI 48071) – Thursday from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Wayne County Community College (5901 Conner, Detroit, MI 48213)  – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Endeavour School – New Haven Community Schools (22505 26 Mile Rd., Ray, MI 48096  ) – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Body of Christ (9555 St. Mary’s Street, Detroit, MI 48227) – Friday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Grace Church of the Nazarene (18020 Hoover, Detroit, MI 48205) – Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Woodside Pontiac (830 Auburn Ave., Pontiac, MI 48342) – Friday from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

International Gospel Center (375 Salliotte Rd., Ecorse, MI 48229) – Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Holly (15030 N. Holly Road, Holly, MI 48442) – Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Wixom (620 N. Wixom, Wixom, MI 48393) – Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM