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Every donation is immediately put toward fighting hunger and food waste in Metro Detroit.

In Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, 589,000+ people live in poverty – including 197,000+ children and nearly 55,000 seniors over the age of 65.  That’s why Forgotten Harvest is dedicated to relieving hunger in metro Detroit and preventing nutritious food waste.

As metro Detroit’s food rescue organization, Forgotten Harvest delivers 138,000 pounds of surplus food per day to local charities six days a week, providing families in need with fresh and nutritious food free of charge. We do this by rescuing fresh & nutritious food from 800 food donors and delivering it to 250 emergency pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and mobile pantries.

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We are grateful for the generous support of our community, which sustains Forgotten Harvest as we boldly pursue our mission to relieve hunger and prevent nutritious food waste. If you have any questions, please read the FAQs.

Impact of your donation

$25
Provides $175 worth of groceries for area families in need.
$50
Provides $350 worth of groceries for area families in need.
$100
Provides 500 pounds of nutritious fresh food for area families in need.
$250
Provides 1,250 pounds of nutritious fresh food for area families in need.
Other Ways to Give

We recommend you use the Google Chrome web browser to view our site, and process your donation. If you have difficulties donating online, please call
888-332-7140 or donations@forgottenharvest.org.

All donations are processed securely. For more information, read our Donor Privacy Policy & Bill of Rights.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Please make your check out to:

Forgotten Harvest
Attention: Donor Systems
21800 Greenfield Road
Oak Park, MI 48237

Yes! Call any time, seven days a week. Our contribution number is 888-332-7140.

For tax purposes, the Forgotten Harvest EIN number is 38-2926476.

If you do not want to pay by credit card you can still pay online by selecting BANK TRANSFER under PAYMENT OPTIONS on the form above. You can also pay by phone by calling 888-332-7140 or send a check to:

Forgotten Harvest
Attention: Donor Systems
21800 Greenfield Road
Oak Park, MI 48237

Simply use the donate form above. Under DONATION AMOUNT click on the check box that says MAKE A RECURRING DONATION and follow the prompts. You can choose between annual, quarterly, and monthly giving options.

Yes! In the form above, there is a check box that says DEDICATE MY DONATION. Once you check the box, fill out the name and email of the person you are honoring and add a personalized message that will be sent to the email you provided. Or provide a street address and we’ll gladly send a card acknowledging your gift.

Forgotten Harvest rescues large quantities of food from all segments of the food industry, manufacturers, wholesalers and licensed restaurants and caterers. If this applies to you, please visit our Partners & Agencies page for more information on how to schedule a pick-up.

Due to the nature of our organization and state regulations, donations of prepared foods from individual households or cottage food operations are not accepted.

A year at Forgotten Harvest

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