Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information


To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer has extended the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. Through at least June 12, the only businesses in Michigan allowed to remain open must be “necessary to sustain or protect life.” Forgotten Harvest is one of those businesses. 


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.


How You Can Help

The economic impact of COVID-19 is likely to increase 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.



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.



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

Lakeridge – Fenkell (15025 Fenkell, Detroit, MI 48227) – Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 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

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

Pilgrim Baptist Church (18474 Binder, Detroit, MI 48234) – Thursday from 2:00 – 5:00 PM

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

Northwestern (20225 Fenkell) Detroit, MI 48223 – Thursday from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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

New Haven High School (57700 Gratiot Ave, New Haven, MI 48048) – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

St. Clemente (347 S. Main St., Romeo, MI 48065) – Thursday 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 – 1:00 PM

Woodside Pontiac (830 Auburn Ave., Pontiac, MI 48342) – Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Triumph Church (2760 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48211) – Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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

Exodus Missionary (8173 Kenney, Detroit, MI 48224) – Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Covenant Missionary Temple (28491 Utica, Roseville, MI 48066) – Friday from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM