Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information

As of November 15, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order today that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates. Please click here for more details.

As of May 18, 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.

Oakland Together COVID Relief Microgrant Initiative: All Oakland County residents who qualify can apply for an Oakland County / United Way COVID-Relief Microgrant. Click here to learn more.

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.


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 mobile pantry location near you. These pantries will remain open until the designated end time or until the food has all been distributed.


Detroit Hope (16621 Lahser, Detroit, MI 48219) – Monday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Deliverance Center Outreach (340 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216) – Monday from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Ward Church (40000 Ward Church, Northville, MI 48168) – Monday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

(Cairns)  Jermaine Jackson (9157 Gratiot, Detroit, MI 48213) – Monday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Family Victory Fellowship Church (19421 W. 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075) – Monday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Woodside Bible Church – 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

Church of Christ Westside (6025 Woodrow, Detroit, MI 48210) – Tuesday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Van Buren Charter Township (46425 Tyler Road, Van Buren, MI 48111) – Tuesday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CANCELLED St. John Presbyterian Church/Unify Detroit (1961 East Lafayette, Detroit, MI 48207) – Tuesday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Isiah Literacy Project (15888 Archdale, Detroit, MI 48227) – Tuesday from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Matrix Human Services (13560 E McNichols, Detroit, MI 48205) – Tuesday from 12:00 PM – 3:00 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 – 3:00 PM

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

Project Healthy Community – 7 Mile (14000 W. 7 Mile, Detroit, MI 48235) – Wednesday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lakeridge – Fenkell (15025 Fenkell, Detroit, MI 48227) – Wednesday from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Cedar Outreach (1221 E. Lantz, Detroit, MI 48203) – Wednesday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Ecorse Public Schools (27225 West Outer Drive, Ecorse, MI 48229) – Wednesday from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Jesus Tabernacle of Deliverance (11001 Chalmers Road, Detroit, MI 48213) – Wednesday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Mt Vernon Missionary Baptist Church (15125 Burt Rd., Detroit, MI 48223) – Wednesday from 2:30 PM – 6:30 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

Forgotten Harvest will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Forgotten Harvest will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


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 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.