Our Purpose

For 33 years, Forgotten Harvest has battled food insecurity by redistributing surplus food.

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 the donated excess food 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.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to relieving hunger and preventing nutritious food waste.

Our Vision

We envision communities that work together to end hunger and increase individual, neighborhood, economic, and environmental health.

Solutions that Nourish Campaign

As we celebrated our 30th anniversary, Forgotten Harvest embarked on a transformational strategy to deliver the Right Food to the Right Place in the Right Quantity at the Right Time. This innovative vision will enhance health, nutrition, and community wellness maximizing the alleviation of hunger and food insecurity across southeastern Michigan. 

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

Donors supported Forgotten Harvest
Pounds of food rescued and redistributed
Hours of volunteer services fulfilled

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