For 30 years, Forgotten Harvest has fought two problems: hunger and waste.
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 are food-insecure and struggle to cover the cost of basic life necessities. Our food helps bridge the income gap for tens of thousands of people, allowing them to secure some basic life necessities for themselves and their family.
We are dedicated to relieving hunger and preventing nutritious food waste.
We envision communities that work together to end hunger and increase individual, neighborhood, economic, and environmental health.
Our Strategic Plan
We’re rolling out our new Board-approved Strategic Plan, which will define our vision and direction for the future, while continuing to build upon the solid foundation we have established over the last 28 years. To learn more about our overall strategic goal of Right Food • Right Place • Right Quantity • Right Time, click here: 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.
Annual Reports & Financials
Review an archive of annual reports, 990 reports, and financials.
Read past copies of the Forgotten Harvest newsletter, Harvest News.
Board & Leadership
Meet the local community and business leaders who guide our organization.
A year at Forgotten Harvest
Find Our Agency Partners
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