Healthy Food – Healthy Kids
In a continuous effort to address food insecurity for children in metro Detroit, Forgotten Harvest’s “Healthy Foods – Healthy Kids” initiative works to provide access to nutritious food for nearly 200,000 children in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
This initiative combats hunger with three different programs: Summer Lunch Program, Detroit Public Library Healthy Kids Partnership and School Pantry Program. Each of these programs take a unique approach:
- Summer Lunch Program – volunteer groups pack lunches five days a week to provide nourishment for at-risk children that lose access to school breakfast and lunch during the summer time
- Detroit Public Library Healthy Kids Partnership – Forgotten Harvest puts together healthy snacks for children that are attending after-school and summer enrichment programs at library branches throughout Detroit
- School Pantry Program – this program works to distribute fresh food year-round to food insecure families with young children through children’s’ facilities, shelters, schools, and agencies with “Head Start” and other early childhood programs
These programs are vital to ensuring that metro Detroit children receive healthy foods so they can grow, learn and thrive in and out of the classroom.
Please support our Healthy Food-Healthy Kids Program. Your gift will help ensure that children in our community won’t go hungry. For every $10 you give, Forgotten Harvest is able to provide enough fresh food for 40 nutritious meals, or $70 worth of groceries.
The Facts Are Startling!* Kids In Our Community Are Going Hungry. You Can Help!
1 in 4 children in the tri-county area
live in poverty.
More than half of all children in the City
of Detroit live in poverty.
589,000 people, including 197,000 children,
in the tri-county area live in poverty.
*(U.S. Census Bureau, 2016)