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.

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If You Need Food

Many of our network of over 250 partner agencies and programs remain open during the pandemic and its aftermath.

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.


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.