Harvest News Spring 2018

March 20, 2018

Feeding Young Minds and Committed to Health these articles and updates from Forgotten Harvest, including stories from Forgotten Harvest clients and supporters.

Harvest News Winter 2018

February 7, 2018

Updates from Forgotten Harvest, including stories from Forgotten Harvest clients and supporters.

Harvest News Summer 2017

August 29, 2017

Our Healthy Foods Healthy Kids summer lunch program was a tremendous success this year. We served over 96,000 lunches. Be certain to get out to Blake Farms this September! The Blake family will donate a dollar for every bushel of apples picked during the month of September.

Harvest News Spring 2017

May 26, 2017

Burton Elementary School in Huntington Woods recently completed Forgotten Harvest’s innovative, school-based fundraising program, Coins that Count, and raised $3,600. Meet some of our incredible volunteers and donors. Plus, details about the 25th Annunal Comedy Night featuring Seth Meyers and the Healthy Food Healthy Kids program.

Harvest News Winter 2017

February 14, 2017

We celebrate the privilege of serving our Veterans and the agencies who work with us to ensure our Vets receive our fresh healthy food this edition. Check out the wonderful gift of not one, not two but three new trucks from the Detroit Pistons. Be certain to pick-up some of the wonderful locally-produced foods highlighted in this issue. Our food partners generously donate a portion of the proceeds from each product sale to help us feed the hungry. Spring is coming! Be certain to line-up a date to volunteer at Forgotten Harvest Farms.

Harvest News Fall 2016

August 27, 2016

September is Hunger Action month. Join us in the fight against hunger. Small efforts mean a lot. Don't forget to see our wonderful line of Forgotten Harvest foods. Great food made by local entrepreneurs. A portion of the proceeds go to feed the hungry.

Harvest News Spring 2016

May 12, 2016

Summer is here and our partner Delta Dental has given us an outstanding grant to help us feed kids this summer and throughout the year. Check out all the details on our Healthy Food-Healthy Kids program. We are harvesting nutrient rich produce at Forgotten Harvest Farms once again this year. Don’t forget to volunteer! Reservations are filling up fast for the harvest season that will last now through October. We’ll lend a hand to our Flint neighbors with some fresh produce thanks to the generosity of Nora Moroun, a Forgotten Harvest board member. We have some smart, fresh ideas on how you can donate securities and proceeds from your IRA.

Harvest News Winter 2016

February 12, 2016

Meet our cover star this edition-Erma. She is a true survivor who relishes life. An inspiration for all of us. Don’t miss it! Jay Leno of Tonight Show fame will be our featured act at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, May 7. You can purchase your tickets online at Hurry! Tickets won't last long for this fabulous show! We’re proud and thankful to our wonderful sponsors for our new trucks. See what Santa brought us in December. We’re looking for farm volunteers. Check out our story on last year’s harvest. Register your group now online at

Harvest News Summer 2015

August 21, 2015

Our rescue mission continues! You can help us keep our trucks on the road and help us fight food insecurity and hunger. Please donate today! There’s still time--register to win a new Jeep or great cash prizes. Contest ends September 30. Meet some of the great people we serve and how Forgotten Harvest is helping them lead a better life. Get the scoop on Forgotten Harvest Farms and the “nutrient rich” foods we are harvesting for those in need. Find out some of the great ways you can help us win our fight against hunger with our unique planned giving program.

Harvest News Spring 2015

May 7, 2015

It’s summer time and many of our kids will have to go without a healthy lunch. You can help us and our sponsors be certain kids and family get the healthy foods they need this summer. Please consider a donation today. It’s our 25th anniversary! To commemorate our founding from the back of Dr. Nancy Fishman’s Jeep, we are celebrating with a fabulous raffle: You can win a brand new 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4 x4 or 2 cash prizes of either $10,000 or $2,500. It's easy to register. Expect great things from Forgotten Harvest Farms. This year we will be harvesting thousands of pounds of ‘nutrient dense” vegetables to keep our community healthy. Check our our new subsidiary, Hopeful Harvest. It’s a totally new way to help our community and help Forgotten Harvest fulfill it’s mission to eliminate hunger.

Harvest News Winter 2015

March 25, 2015

See our feature story on the miracle that takes place every Monday morning in Warren at Liberty Family Outreach. Join us in celebration of our 25th Anniversary. Be certain to reserve your ticket to Comedy Night on May 1 featuring Joel McHale, the host of E!s “The Soup.” Meet our founder and be certain to purchase her book, “Eight Lessons I Learned In The Corner’s of The Field.”  Find out how you can give and receive through a very unique investment sponsored with our partner, The Community Foundation. Hurry! Farm volunteer spaces are filling up for the 2015 harvest season. Make your reservation today. It’s easy and quick on our volunteer page at

Harvest News Summer 2014

August 28, 2014

We celebrate the successful conclusion of our One Million Meal Challenge for Kids. This summer, we distributed over 100,000 sack lunches for kids at 39 locations across metro Detroit. Our cover story this edition features two women who have dedicated their lives to kids in Pontiac at Murphy Park Day Camp.  We call them the" Angels of Summer." Check out our video on YouTube and you'll see why. Meet our new CEO, Kirk Mayes who joined us in late August from the Mayor Duggan's office. Check out our top ten volunteer teams for the year.  Thanks to our volunteers, Forgotten Harvest received the Governor's Service Award for 2014.

Harvest News Spring 2014

May 6, 2014

Meet the people who flock to 270 Morrell  Street every Friday morning.  Alberta Hubbard, Director, distributes food, love and hope. Find out how the experts at MSU Extension Service will help us attain our goal of harvesting 1.7 million pounds of food in 2014 at Forgotten Harvest Farms. Celebrate the continuation of our unique snack and lunch program at Detroit Public Libraries sponsored by Chrysler. We are feeding future scholars at 22 library locations in the city.

Harvest News Winter 2014

February 10, 2014

Our cover story highlights that the Forgotten Harvest food not only helps those in need, it's also fueling champions at The Downtown Youth Boxing Gym in Detroit. That fuel is not necessarily all for athletisim, it's fueling young minds in the classrooms; 100% of the kids have graduated from high school.

Also in this issue, Forgotten Harvest recaps a successful year on the farm, harvesting 850,000 lbs. of fresh produce with more planned for 2014. Of course everything would not be possible without our great volunteer force that gave over 65,000 hours in 2013!

Harvest News Summer 2013

August 15, 2013

Harvest News acknowledges the "Faces of Hunger" in its cover story. Men and women, seniors and families have struggled with these economic conditions but they prevail with their limitless resolve. Invest in their courage by donating today.

The Children's Resource Network Center is a Forgotten Harvest Partner in Action. Learn more about the "happy tears" that Drema Raupp, Founder and Executive Director, and her staff generate as they distribute summer lunches to "at-risk" children.

The back page details the gift of time that many of our volunteers contributed during the first half of 2013. Also, read the stirring story of Forgotten Harvest Farms — a project that honors a woman who opened her door to feed the hungry.

Harvest News Spring 2013

May 23, 2013

School’s out and many of our kids who get school breakfast and lunch programs could go hungry this summer. Please donate today. Torii Hunter of the Detroit Tigers has gone to bat for our kids this summer. Tune in to Detroit Tiger’s broadcasts on Fox Sports network throughout the summer.

Jack Aronson and the gang at Garden Fresh Gourmet have developed a new and unique way for you to raise funds for your school, organization or club. Read all about this exciting new opportunity. Forgotten Harvest will benefit from your participation.

Come up and see us at Forgotten Harvest Farms at Ore Creek in Deerfield Township. We hope to raise over two million pounds of Forgotten Harvest fresh produce this year. Volunteers are needed — call Marci Fitch at 248-967-1500 ext 125.

Harvest News Winter 2013

February 25, 2013

It has been a busy season at Forgotten Harvest! Despite rescuing over 47 million pounds of food  and increasing the number of hunger relief organizations, the desperate need for food continues to grow. Hunger continues to plague neighborhoods throughout our community and organizations are turning hungry people away from their doors. A few of the many agencies we serve share their stories of the need they see in their communities.

Volunteers have continued to come to the rescue! In 2012, 16,625 Volunteers Contributed 53,909 Hours to Forgotten Harvest! Their support and dedication is critical to our mission, without them we would not be able to help those in need.

Dowload the 2013 Winter Newsletter to see what else has been happening at Forgotten Harvest and how you can help.

Harvest News Summer 2012

August 13, 2012

Summer has been exciting at Forgotten Harvest this year.  The results are in and this year we rescued over 41 million pounds of food. A record year.  Our community met the challenges by the PNC Foundation and the GM Foundation.  Every dollar of the $73,000 gifts provided by those organizations was matched dollar for dollar.

The Forgotten Harvest Farms are in full operation.  Volunteers will be needed throughout the fall to help us harvest fresh from the farm produce. It's easy to register your family, church, business group or club. Volunteers should go to or call Marci Fitch at 248-967-1500 ext.125 for information.

Forgotten Harvest can help people apply for Michigan's Food Assisitance Prorgram. Many people are unaware that they qualify. Call Debra Zoellner at 248-210-4159 for more information.

Harvest News Spring 2012

May 24, 2012

One in four of our kids in metro Detroit face hunger on a daily basis. The problem will be worse for many of our kids this summer when they can’t get a hot meal at school.  Check into the Forgotten Harvest volunteer experiences that we will be offering though the summer and fall.  Register to volunteer on line and join us at our warehouse or on one of our new Forgotten Harvest Farms where you can help us harvest produce.  We need lots of volunteers.  Get your church, club or work group together and come out for an experience you will never forget. Now you can give a gift of life.  Read all about our new Forgotten Harvest Orchard of Hope. You can sponsor a tree that will feed those in need for generations to come.

Harvest News Winter 2012

January 26, 2012

Harvest News- Winter 2012

Be certain to read about the unbelievable response to our Third Annual Good Neighbor Campaign in this winter edition. Thank you metro Detroit! Forgotten Harvest is expanding rapidly we have added 54 additional food distribution sites in the past six months. Our four semi –trucks are on a roll with the expansion of 36 new Mobile Pantry sites, many of which are in the suburbs. Many of these Mobile Pantry sites are located in the suburbs where there was previously no food distribution infrastructure to support food distribution.

Be certain to read Colleen Ochoa Peter’s column this edition. Ms. Peters offers three gift planning ideas that can benefit you, your loved ones and Forgotten Harvest.

Harvest News Fall Crop

August 12, 2011

Colleen Ochoa Peters has been appointed to direct a new department and donor relations initiative for Forogtten Harvest.  As Senior Director of Strategic and Planned Gifts, Ms. Peters can help current and prospective donors take advantage of the benefits of gift planning. Most recently, she served with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

Be certain to review her three tips for 2011 tax-savings opportunities that are due to expire at the end of this tax year.


Harvest News Spring Crop 2011

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Forgotten Harvest Annual Report: 2009-2010

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Harvest News Fall Crop 2010

October 1, 2010

Harvest News Spring Crop 2010

April 1, 2010

Forgotten Harvest Annual Report: 2008-2009

January 15, 2010

Harvest News Fall Crop 2009

October 1, 2009

Harvest News Spring Crop 2009

April 1, 2009

Forgotten Harvest Annual Report: 2007-2008

January 15, 2009

Harvest News Fall Crop 2008

October 1, 2008

Harvest News Spring Crop 2008

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Harvest News Fall Crop 2007

October 1, 2007

Harvest News Fall Crop 2006

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