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.


Macomb Feed The Need (27151 Gratiot, Roseville 48066) – Monday from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Ward Church (40000 Six Mile Road, Northville 48168) – Monday from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Warren City Hall (1 City Square, Warren 48093) – Monday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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

St. Clemente (347 S. Main St., Romeo 48065) – Monday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Bethesda Christian Church – FH on the Go (14000 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights 48314) – Monday from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

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

New Providence Baptist Church (18211 Plymouth, Detroit 48228) – Tuesday from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Van Buren Charter Township (46425 Tyler Road, Van Buren 48111) – Tuesday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Hand Up Inc. (9650 Wayne Rd., Romulus 48174) – Tuesday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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

Silver Lake Church of the Nazarene (520 W. Walton, Pontiac 48342) – Tuesday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Seed (16461 Van Buren, Detroit 48228) – Wednesday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

First Baptist Institutional Church (17101 W 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48235) – Wednesday from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Mt Vernon Missionary Baptist Church (15125 Burt Rd., Detroit 48223) – Wednesday from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Alternatives For Girls (903 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit 48208) – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

King Solomon (6100 14th Street, Detroit 48208) – Thursday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Northwestern Community Baptist Church (20225 Fenkell, Detroit 48223) – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Womack Temple C.M.E. Church (28445 Cherry Street, Inkster 48141) – Thursday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Pilgrim Baptist Church – Survival (18474 Binder, Detroit 48234) – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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

ACC-Arab American & Chaldean Council (62 W. 7 Mile, Detroit 48203) – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Kensington Church (25000 Hall Road, Clinton Township 48036) – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Straight Gate Church (10100 Grand River Ave., Detroit 48204)  – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Bussey Center (24501 Fredrick Street, Southfield 48033) – Friday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Solomon’s Temple (2326 E. 7 Mile, Detroit 48234) – Friday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

1st Baptist Church of Holly (15030 N. Holly Road, Holly 48442) – Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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

Body of Christ International (9555 St. Mary’s Street, Detroit 48227) – Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


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.