Forgotten Harvest The Oak Park-based non-profit founded in 1990 is hosting its 16th annual Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger gathering from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at Westborn Market in Berkley.
An official charity partner of the Woodward Dream Cruise, Forgotten Harvest has raised over $2 million with its events at the classic-car cruise.
More than 550 people attended the gathering last year, paying $150 each for tickets to help fight hunger. That money is augmented with corporate sponsorships and each ticket alone raises enough to pay for 600 meals, organizers said.
Chris Ivey, head of marketing and public relations for the charitable group, said Forgotten Harvest’s event is made possible by Westborn Market offering the group space fronting Woodward Avenue.
“The Dream Cruise is an iconic part of Detroit,” he said. “Our presence … gives us an opportunity to raise much-needed funds and awareness for our mission in the middle of all the classic car action.”
A massive tent in the Westborn Market parking lot is the center of the action and features live entertainment, a sneak preview of classic cars and local food.
One highlight is a “TasteFest” that includes offerings from top restaurants in metro Detroit such as Benihana, Cake Crumbs, Chive Kitchen, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Green Dot Stables, Guernsey Farms Dairy, Jim Brady’s, Johnny Noodle King, MGM Grand Detroit, and Vinsetta Garage in Berkley.
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