All donations will help Forgotten Harvest feed hungry metro Detroiters. Every $10.00 donated will provide $70.00 worth of groceries or 40 meals to your neighbors.

In Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, 542,000+ people live in poverty – including 174,000+ children and 70,000 seniors over the age of 65. That’s why Forgotten Harvest is dedicated to relieving hunger in metro Detroit by rescuing excess food and distributing it to our neighbors in need. Donating to Forgotten Harvest today can help us fill the tables of metro Detroiters with food insecurity.

As metro Detroit’s largest food rescue organization, Forgotten Harvest delivers 144,000 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 millions of pounds of fresh and nutritious food from over 560 food donors and delivering it to over 220 emergency food providers like food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and faith-based organizations. Please help us help our neighbors going hungry in metro Detroit.

We also have many other ways to give.

To mail in your donation, please make a check payable to “Forgotten Harvest” and send it to Attn: Donor Relations 15000 W. Eight Mile Rd., Oak Park, MI 48237.

Impact of your donation

Provide $175 worth of groceries for area families in need.
Provide $350 worth of groceries for area families in need.
Provide enough fresh food for 600 meals for families in need.
Provide enough fresh food for 1000 meals for families in need.
Provide enough fresh food for 2000 meals for families in need.

We want to hear from you..

People support Forgotten Harvest for a variety of reasons.

Some of our donors may support us because they own a restaurant. Others mention that they give in honor of their grandma who always fed the homeless in her community. Still others donate because they want to make sure the “extra” food from their local grocery store goes to those who need it.

We’d love to hear YOUR story–it might help us find other supporters like you!


We are grateful for the generous support of our community which sustains Forgotten Harvest as we boldly pursue our mission to relieve hunger in metro Detroit by rescuing and redistributing surplus food. If you have any questions, please read the FAQs.

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 248-298-3424 or email

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
15000 W. Eight Mile Rd.
Oak Park, MI 48237

Yes! Call any time, seven days a week. Our contribution number is 248-298-3424.

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 248-298-3424 or sending a check to:

Forgotten Harvest
Attention: Donor Systems
15000 W. Eight Mile Rd.
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.

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

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