Press Releases

Michigan Department of Education Office of School Support Services Summer Food Service Program

June 18, 2018

The Forgotten Harvest announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Free LUNCHES will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency. The meals will be provided without regard to race, 
color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

LUNCHES will be provided at the site(s) in the PDF. Click on the link to download:

 

Forgotten Harvest Delivers Skilled Workforce Development Training Program for Veterans with Barriers to Employment

March 6, 2018

To help address systemic unemployment and underemployment, food rescue organization Forgotten Harvest today announced the launch of its Skilled Workforce Development Training Program. The program works to expand the numbers of qualified, skilled veterans who want jobs and careers in food and agriculture, along with other industries that require similar skills.

Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation Awards $125,000 Grant to Forgotten Harvest

February 7, 2018

Forgotten Harvest today announced a $125,000 award from the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation. Funding from the Dresner Foundation will help support core program expenses for two Healthy Food - Healthy Kids programs designed to fight child hunger in southeast Michigan – the 2018 Summer Feeding Program and the School Pantry Program. These initiatives address the critical need to increase access to nutritious fresh food for food-insecure children living in high-poverty, underserved metro Detroit neighborhoods.

The Kroger Co. and The Kroger Co. Foundation Support Forgotten Harvest with $145,000 Grant

January 25, 2018

Nonprofit food rescue organization Forgotten Harvest recently received a $145,000 grant from The Kroger Co. Foundation at the request of The Kroger Co. of Michigan. Michigan Kroger has proudly partnered with Forgotten Harvest since 2004.

The Kroger Co. Foundation’s contribution completes a previous multi-year commitment and investment in Forgotten Harvest’s operational capacity building to strengthen its surplus food recovery and distribution logistics model.

Shine Light in Darkness Holiday Packing Event to Help Those in Need of Christmas Meals

December 21, 2017

For the one-in-six people in metro Detroit with no access to fresh, healthy food options this holiday, the Shine Light in Darkness holiday meal event will provide 5,000 meals to the hungry right in time for Christmas. Eighty volunteers, coordinated through Forgotten Harvest partner Congregation Shaarey Zedek, will pack meals on Dec. 22.

Miller Poultry Donation Will Help Forgotten Harvest Brighten the Holidays for Hungry Metro Detroit Residents

December 12, 2017

The holidays will seem brighter for hungry Metro Detroit residents when Miller Amish Country Poultry donates 16,200 pounds of frozen poultry to Forgotten Harvest in the name of The Kroger Co. of Michigan. Officials from Miller Poultry and Michigan Kroger will present the donation to Forgotten Harvest on Wednesday, December 13, 11:30 a.m. at 21800 Greenfield Road, Oak Park.

Scott Hays, Michigan Kroger president, indicated the Miller Poultry donation represents a contribution of approximately 48,600 meal portions. Forgotten Harvest will distribute the poultry to hungry individuals and families in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties this winter.

Little Caesars Pizza® to Feed Southeastern Michigan Families with Forgotten Harvest Donation

November 27, 2017

Little Caesars Pizza today announced a $30,000 contribution to food rescue organization Forgotten Harvest. On top of the initial donation, customers who donate $1 to Forgotten Harvest in store at participating Little Caesars locations will receive a voucher for one free order of Crazy Bread with their next pizza purchase as a thank you. The donation campaign begins today, Nov. 27, and runs through Monday, Dec. 11.

Bauer Kids Keep Marathon for Meals Tradition Alive in Memory of Father

November 22, 2017

Legendary Detroit rock disc jockey Bob Bauer’s children Justin and Rachel are keeping his charitable spirit alive by hosting the 33rd Annual Marathon for Meals food drive to feed the hungry throughout the holiday.

Justin and Rachel will be living in an RV, graciously donated by General RV, 24/7 as part of the tradition. The drive, located at the Roseville Kroger parking lot at Gratiot and 13 Mile, will start Black Friday, Nov. 24 and last through Dec. 15.

Nonperishable items, including cereal and canned goods, will be accepted. The Bauer family’s goal is to fill a semi-trailer full of items that will be donated to food rescue organization Forgotten Harvest.

Detroit Pistons to Host Seventh Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Meal Event at Cobo Center

November 20, 2017

The Detroit Pistons tip off “Season of Giving” festivities, presented by Meijer, with their seventh annual Thanksgiving Holiday Meal event on Tuesday, November 22 from 6-8 p.m.  Over 500 Detroiters, identified by Forgotten Harvest partners and emergency food providers, will receive a hot Thanksgiving meal at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.  The event is closed to the general public.

The entire Detroit Pistons team and coaching staff will be on-hand to serve Detroit families a warm Thanksgiving meal.  Other activities will include player-fan interaction at basketball and fowling stations, video game stations, craft stations and photo booth stations.

The Thanksgiving event is a part of a broader partnership with Forgotten Harvest that expands the non-profit’s reach throughout the community and helps support over 644,000 people facing hunger in metro Detroit each year.

Former NBA/NFL Players Join Forces to Help Fight Hunger Over the Holidays

November 17, 2017

While many are spending the extra money for a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings this Thanksgiving, one in six people face hunger, a lack of food in their homes and more than likely face sparse tables for the holidays.

Derrick Coleman, Forgotten Harvest board member and CEO of DC Elite, has spearheaded an annual effort that will ensure over 5,000 people receive a turkey and healthy produce for their Thanksgiving table.

Coleman, a native Detroiter, and a cadre of former professional athletes will be hosting a Food Packing at Forgotten Harvest Headquarters, along with 180 high school athletes and coaches on Monday, Nov. 20. DC Elite High School basketball teams across Michigan participate in the Food Packing Event. Joining Coleman at Forgotten Harvest will be the NBA Legends Detroit Chapter, a nonprofit whose mission is one of diversity as they develop, implement and advocate a variety of programs to benefit the greater Detroit metropolitan area.

Forgotten Harvest Reveals 2017 Holiday Cards; Proceeds to Fight Hunger in Metro Detroit

November 13, 2017

Forgotten Harvest has unveiled its 2017 festive holiday card program. Proceeds from 2016’s holiday cards provided over 100,000 meals to families in need in metro Detroit.

This year, there are five creative holiday card designs to choose from. A new design to the lineup this year is the “Love, Peace, Joy” card; 2016’s addition, “Happy, Healthy Christmas”, that reinforces Forgotten Harvest’s focus on fresh food rescue; the popular “Michigan Mitten” and “Motor City” cards, designed by Matt LeBarre Illustration; and the “Detroit Holiday Spirit” card, designed by Detroit Free Press cartoonist Mike Thompson.

Busch’s Season of Sharing and Forgotten Harvest Fight Hunger During Holidays

November 10, 2017

Busch’s Fresh Food Market is in its tenth year of helping those in need during the holiday season with its annual food drive, Season of Sharing, where the proceeds go to local food banks and rescue operations – one being metro Detroit’s only food rescue organization, Forgotten Harvest.

Donations for the annual Season of Sharing food drive will be accepted from Monday, Nov. 13, through Wednesday, Nov. 22, at all 17 Busch’s locations in southeast Michigan. Donors will have an array of options to donate, which include pre-made “ready-to-go” food donation bags that are filled with 16 items, recycling bottle slips, a $5 produce or $10 bakery donation or cash donations of any amount. 

Genisys Credit Union’s Sponsored Acre on Forgotten Harvest Farms Provides Record Kale Harvest

September 11, 2017

Genisys Credit Union’s sponsored acre of land on Forgotten Harvest Farms has resulted in a record harvest so far this season. The acre was dedicated to growing and harvesting nutrient-rich kale that was then donated to residents of the Flint area and distributed by Eastern Michigan Food Bank.

Over 22,000 pounds of kale has been harvested to date. 30,000 pounds of kale is expected to be harvested this year by the end of the growing season. Last year’s kale yield resulted in a harvest of more than 17,000 pounds. Increases in yield have been due to the field being expanded and a quicker start to the 2017 season, and improved soil conditions though the implementation of a cover crop that fosters healthy soil and improves sustainability of the land. 

Forgotten Harvest to Lead Efforts and Awareness of Hunger Action Month in September

September 1, 2017

Throughout the month of September, metro Detroit’s only food rescue organization Forgotten Harvest will seek to raise awareness of food insecurity in the community. Hunger Action Month was created to mobilize and inspire individuals to take action and help bring an end to hunger.

Last year, Forgotten Harvest rescued 45.3 million pounds of food, an increase of 8 percent from the previous period. Over 16,000 Forgotten Harvest volunteers spent a total of 70,731 hours packaging food and supporting distribution to over 250 agency partners in the region.

Blake Farms to Offer $1 Per Bushel Picked to Forgotten Harvest in Support of Hunger Action Month

August 31, 2017

Armada, Mich. based Blake Farms recently announced, as part of its longstanding partnership with food rescue organization Forgotten Harvest, that it will donate $1 per every bushel picked by guests to Forgotten Harvest the entire month of September in support of Hunger Action Month.

Four years ago, the Blake family started the Forgotten Harvest Orchard of Hope program by donating two acres of land at its Big Apple Orchard to Forgotten Harvest. 500 apple trees were planted and are harvested each fall – this season, Blake’s expects 50,000 pounds to be picked. These fresh, nutritious apples are then distributed free-of-charge to over 250 agency partners in metro Detroit.

Forgotten Harvest to Host 15th Annual Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger Event on Woodward Dream Cruise Weekend

July 27, 2017

As the Woodward Dream Cruise’s official charity partner, Forgotten Harvest will host its 15th Annual Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger event on Friday, August 18 at Westborn Market in Berkley, (located at 27659 Woodward Avenue). From 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., the celebration will feature great local food, live entertainment and a sneak preview of classic car action.

Forgotten Harvest Kicks Off Healthy Food-Healthy Kids Program, Announces NBA Legend Derrick Coleman as Spokesperson

June 27, 2017

Forgotten Harvest today announced the Healthy Food-Healthy Kids program to provide over 100,000 healthy lunches to children in need during the summer months, with NBA legend and Forgotten Harvest board member Derrick Coleman serving as the new spokesperson for the program. Delta Dental of Michigan will continue to support Forgotten Harvest as presenting sponsor of the program.

Forgotten Harvest Announces Sponsorship of Summer Food Service Program for Children

June 15, 2017

Forgotten Harvest today announced the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency. The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the site(s) listed below:

  • Corp for Artistic for Development, 9520 Mettatal in Detroit - Monday thru Friday 12 noon to 2 p.m. This program runs 6/19 thru 9/1 (closed 7/3 and 7/4).
  • Second Canaan, 9435 Hayes in Detroit - Monday thru Friday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This program runs 6/26 thru 9/1 (closed 7/3 and 7/4)

Forgotten Harvest Announces Two New Roles to Organization

June 6, 2017

Forgotten Harvest announced two new personnel additions to the organization: director of quality and programming, Kelly McEvoy, and digital communications director, Lauren Ann Davies. These positions were created as part of continued operational growth and restructuring within Forgotten Harvest. 

Busch's Aims to Reduce Child Hunger Locally with Annual Food Drive

May 5, 2017

Busch’s Fresh Food Market will partner with local food banks to help reduce child hunger with the annual All aBout Children Food Drive, a community-based fundraiser where food and dollars raised in specific cities, stays in those cities. The drive will run Monday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 17 at all Busch’s locations.

Tyson Foods Delivering Over 30,000 Pounds of Chicken to Forgotten Harvest

May 3, 2017

Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest food companies, will be delivering over 30,000 pounds/1,400 cases of chicken to metro Detroit’s largest food rescue organization, Forgotten Harvest on May 4.

This donation will be distributed to Forgotten Harvest agencies throughout metro Detroit.

Seth Meyers to Headline Forgotten Harvest’s 25th Annual Comedy Night

April 24, 2017

Late-night host Seth Meyers will headline the 25th Annual Comedy Night hosted by metro Detroit’s only food rescue organization, Forgotten Harvest. Meyers is an Emmy Award-winning writer and current host of “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Meyers was named one of the 2014 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people. Meyers also hosted the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. In 1992, Forgotten Harvest’s Comedy Night began with the support of television, film star and local native Tim Allen and Mark Ridley, Detroit-area comedy impresario. This night has become Detroit’s premier annual comedy event that brings in renowned celebrities like Jay Leno, David Coulier, Martin Short and Sinbad.

 

Dresner Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to Forgotten Harvest

March 3, 2017

Forgotten Harvest announced a $100,000 award from the Dresner Foundation. Funding from the Dresner Foundation will help support core program expenses for two Healthy Food - Healthy Kids programs designed to fight child hunger in southeast Michigan – the 2017 Summer Feeding Program and the School Pantry Program. These initiatives address the critical need to increase access to nutritious fresh food for food-insecure children living in high-poverty, underserved metro Detroit neighborhoods.

Busch’s Markets Hosts Dairy Drive to Benefit Forgotten Harvest

March 1, 2017

Busch’s Fresh Food Market is hosting a dairy drive to benefit Forgotten Harvest, a non-profit organization dedicated to relieving hunger in Metro Detroit and preventing nutritious food waste. Through UDIM, Michigan’s dairy farmers will match each donation made during the dairy drive.

Cars, Prizes and Fun Return to the Detroit Autorama February 24-26

February 23, 2017

Considered to be hot rodding’s Academy Awards, the Detroit Autorama at COBO Center February 24-26 attracts the world’s top builders and cars all vying for the legendary Ridler Award. While these hand crafted works of rolling art take center stage, there is another side to the show; complete with its own masterpieces, attractions, and over $24,000 in prizes – all benefiting a great cause – Forgotten Harvest! 

Shine Light in Darkness Holiday Meal Event to Help Those in Need of Christmas Meals Dec. 23, 25

December 21, 2016

For the one-in-six people in metro Detroit with no access to fresh, healthy food options this holiday, the Shine Light in Darkness holiday meal event will provide 5,300 meals to the hungry right in time for Christmas.

120 Volunteers, coordinated through Forgotten Harvest partner Congregation Shaarey Zedek, will pack meals on Dec. 23 and deliver both that day and Christmas Day.

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Hosts 8th Annual Forgotten Harvest Holiday Dinner

December 12, 2016

More than 1,000 metro Detroit residents, including nearly 600 children – served by food providers throughout metro Detroit – will be treated to a special holiday December 12 at the 8th Annual Forgotten Harvest Holiday Dinner.

The dinner, held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, will serve as a holiday celebration for those in need. The Renaissance Ballroom will be transformed into a festive holiday party from 5-7 p.m. The children will also be visited by Santa and his elves, Detroit Pistons mascot, Hooper, and Detroit Lions mascot, Roary, and will enjoy face painters and balloon twisters.

The event is possible thanks to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, who has generously hosted this event for the last eight years. The Detroit Marriott associates, as well as General Motors and other volunteers, will be preparing food, setting up the facility and managing the buffet lines.

Record Donation from Miller Poultry Will Help Forgotten Harvest Relieve Hunger in Metro Detroit This Holiday Season

December 6, 2016

Hungry people in the Metro Detroit area will have nutritious chicken to eat this holiday season as the result of a 16,752-pound frozen poultry donation made by Miller Amish Country Poultry to Forgotten Harvest in the name of The Kroger Co. of Michigan.

Jayne Homco, president, The Kroger Co. of Michigan, announced the donated chicken represents a record contribution of more than 51,000 meal portions by Miller Amish Country Poultry. Forgotten Harvest will use the chicken to feed hungry people in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties this winter.

Former NBA/NFL Players Join Forces to Help Forgotten Harvest Fight Hunger Over the Holidays

November 18, 2016

Derrick Coleman, Forgotten Harvest board member, President of the NBA Legends Alumni Detroit Chapter and CEO of DC Elite has spearheaded an effort that will ensure over 2,000 people receive a turkey and healthy produce for their Thanksgiving table this year.

Coleman, a native Detroiter, and a cadre of former professional athletes will be packaging the produce at Forgotten Harvest headquarters, along with over 30 high school athletes and coaches on Monday, Nov. 21. Also joining Coleman at Forgotten Harvest will be the NBA Legends Detroit Chapter, a nonprofit whose mission is one of diversity as they develop, implement and advocate a variety of programs to benefit the greater Detroit metropolitan area. Last year, the NBA Legends took 30,000 cases of water to the families in need in Flint.

These packages that will be distributed the next day at the “Annual All-Star Giveback,” at River Rouge High School, where the turkeys and Forgotten Harvest produce will be distributed to local area residents in need of food.

Busch’s Season of Sharing Food Drive Donations and Proceeds to Benefit Forgotten Harvest

November 14, 2016

Busch’s Fresh Food Market will kick off the holiday season with the annual food drive, Season of Sharing, Monday, Nov. 14 through Wednesday, Nov. 23 at all 15 locations in southeast Michigan. The event will support nonprofit food rescue organization Forgotten Harvest and local food banks.

Forgotten Harvest Hosting Local Holiday Events, November and December 2016, to Fight Hunger in Metro Detroit

November 7, 2016

As you are heading into the holiday season to cover stories about doing good and helping others in need, consider Forgotten Harvest as a source and help to spread the news to help end hunger in metro Detroit.
 
The Oak Park-based non-profit organization, one of the nation's largest food rescue organizations, has numerous community initiatives underway this year to feed hungry families in the tri-county area.

Forgotten Harvest Unveils 2016 Holiday Cards; Proceeds Will Help Feed Hungry in Metro Detroit

November 7, 2016

Forgotten Harvest has unveiled its 2016 festive holiday card program. All profits directly benefit the hungry in metro Detroit, where nearly one in six people (645,000) / one in four children still face food insecurity.
 
There are four great holiday card designs to choose from. Options include: a brand new “Happy, Healthy Christmas” design, which reinforces Forgotten Harvest’s focus on fresh food rescue; the popular “Michigan Mitten” and “Motor City” cards, designed by Matt LeBarre Illustration; and the “Detroit Holiday Spirit” card, designed by Detroit Free Press cartoonist Mike Thompson.

Forgotten Harvest Announces Expansion of Innovative Marketing Program with Several Local Food Entrepreneurs

September 20, 2016

Working with top local food entrepreneurs, grocers and food retailers throughout metro Detroit, Forgotten Harvest announced today it has expanded its innovative Forgotten Harvest Brand Premium Food marketing program including more co-branded product partners. The partnership will enable retail shoppers to purchase locally produced food items licensed and marked with the Forgotten Harvest Brand logo.
 

Forgotten Harvest Names Hannan Lis as Board Chair

July 21, 2016

Forgotten Harvest, metro Detroit’s only food rescue organization, has announced the election of Hannan Lis to a two-year term as the nonprofit’s board chair. Lis joined Forgotten Harvest as a board member two years ago and most recently served as a member of the organization’s Executive Committee.

Forgotten Harvest to Host 14th Annual Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger Event on Woodward Dream Cruise Weekend

July 20, 2016

Forgotten Harvest is kicking off the Woodward Dream Cruise weekend with a preview party for a great cause.

Serving as the Dream Cruise’s official charity partner, Forgotten Harvest will host its 14th Annual Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger event on Friday, August 19 at Westborn Market in Berkley, MI (located at 27659 Woodward Avenue). From 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., the celebration will feature great local food, live entertainment and an official sneak preview of the classic car action.

Micheal Spicer Named New Forgotten Harvest Vice President of Operations

July 20, 2016

Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest, today announced the appointment of 20-year veteran logistics and global supply chain expert Micheal Spicer to the position of Vice President of Operations. Spicer will report directly to the CEO and serve as a member of the organization’s executive management team.
 

Nicole Peeples Named New Forgotten Harvest Volunteer Manager

July 20, 2016

Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest, today announced the appointment of Nicole Peeples as the new volunteer manager. She has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector and will lead all of Forgotten Harvest’s volunteer program activities.

Detroit Mercy Dental to provide dental care at New Breed CDC thanks to Delta Dental Foundation grant

June 16, 2016

Students from The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and Clinic will host a Sealant program event for children in need of dental services at the New Breed Community Development Corporation’s temporary office location on Monday, June 20. Children will receive exams, sealants, varnishes, as well as an oral health kit – all at no cost.

This program, facilitated by an on-site dental hygienist and Detroit Mercy Dental students, is supported by a $585,000 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation to help increase access to dental care for underserved children in Wayne County, as well as partially funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Four Detroit Mercy Dental students will provide the dental care on-site in portable chairs. The students, who will be supervised by faculty, receive credit hours for the work performed and gain valuable experience in the field while providing care to children who need it.

This program also aligns with Delta Dental and Forgotten Harvest’s Healthy Food, Healthy Kids program, aimed at raising awareness about good oral health, providing access to nutritious food options, and building healthier communities in metro Detroit.

14-Year-Old Boy Scout Raises $17,000 to Help Feed the Hungry Through Forgotten Harvest Farms’ Produce

June 14, 2016

In an effort to help those in need, 14-year-old Kevin Cragg set his eyes on making his Eagle Scout project one that could help others for many years. Kevin raised over $17,000 to purchase a Rolling Thunder Greenhouse which measures at 30ft x 96 ft. Kevin, along with his parents and a host of other Scouts will be installing the greenhouse at Forgotten Harvest Farms. Inspired from a visit to Forgotten Harvest in 2014, Kevin prepared for two years to ensure his Eagle Project would impact Forgotten Harvest and its mission to relieve hunger in metro Detroit and to prevent nutritious food waste. 

Delta Dental of Michigan Announces Major Partnership with Forgotten Harvest

April 5, 2016

Recognizing the strong connection between hunger, oral health and overall health, Delta Dental of Michigan announced a philanthropic partnership with Forgotten Harvest, one of the nation’s largest food rescue organizations.

Dresner Foundation Awards $75,000 Grant to Forgotten Harvest

February 17, 2016

Forgotten Harvest announced a $75,000 award from the Dresner Foundation. Funding from the Dresner Foundation will help support core program expenses for two projects designed to fight child hunger in southeast Michigan – the 2016 Million Meal Challenge for Kids summer program and the School Pantry Project. These programs address the critical need to increase access to nutritious fresh food for food-insecure children living in high-poverty, underserved metro Detroit neighborhoods.

Jay Leno to Headline 24th Annual Comedy Night

February 9, 2016

OAK PARK, Mich., Feb. 9, 2016 – Forgotten Harvest, one of the nation’s largest food rescue organizations, announced today that legendary late night host Jay Leno will headline its 24th Annual Comedy Night on May 7 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.

Forgotten Harvest Earns Charity Navigator’s Four-Star Rating for Ninth Consecutive Year

December 4, 2015

Forgotten Harvest, one of the nation’s largest food rescue agencies, has for the ninth consecutive year earned a four-star rating by Charity Navigator for “sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.” Only 9 of 40 Detroit-area nonprofit organizations received a four-star rating this year, according to Charity Navigator, and Forgotten Harvest is only one of two local nonprofit organizations that has received the rating nine consecutive times.

MGM Grand Detroit Doubles Donations to Gleaners, Forgotten Harvest on #GivingTuesday

November 30, 2015

MGM Grand Detroit is taking an active part during this year’s #GivingTuesday on Dec. 1 by pledging to match donations to Forgotten Harvest and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.

GM, Forgotten Harvest Kick Off Season of Giving

November 24, 2015

The GM Foundation today announced the award of a $50,000 grant to Forgotten Harvest, metro Detroit’s only food rescue organization, to support vehicle fleet maintenance and the Rescue Team volunteer program. In addition, 40 General Motors employees spent their work day volunteering at the organization’s Oak Park facility.

Forgotten Harvest Hosting Local Holiday Events to Fight Hunger in Metro Detroit

November 4, 2015

As you are heading into the holiday season to cover stories about doing good and helping others in need, consider Forgotten Harvest as a source and help to spread the news to help end hunger in metro Detroit.

Forgotten Harvest Unveils 2015 Holiday Cards; Proceeds Help to Feed Metro Detroit’s Hungry

October 27, 2015

Forgotten Harvest has unveiled its 2015 festive holiday card program. All profits directly benefit the hungry in metro Detroit, where nearly one in six people (666,000) / one in four children still face food insecurity.

Kroger and Michigan Dairy Farmers “Pour It ForwardSM” Campaign Supplies Milk to Local Food Banks and Rescue Organizations

September 2, 2015

September is Hunger Action Month™, a nationwide campaign from Feeding America – the nation's largest domestic hunger agency – that unites communities to take action against the issue of hunger. The Kroger Co. of Michigan is responding by partnering with United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) and Feeding America food banks, including six Michigan food banks and rescue programs, to encourage shoppers to “Pour It Forward” by donating nutrient-rich milk to help local families.

Starting today, customers and associates are invited to contribute $1, $3 or $5 at cash registers in any of Kroger’s 128 Michigan stores. Kroger and Michigan dairy farmers will contribute a minimum of one gallon of Michigan Kroger brand milk to local food banks for every $3 donated.

Detroit Restaurant Week Announces Fall Lineup, Partners with Forgotten Harvest

September 2, 2015

Detroit’s favorite dining event, Detroit Restaurant Week returns for the 2015 fall edition, with over 25 participating restaurants, including 11 new additions on Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 27. All restaurants who participate in Detroit Restaurant Week will make a donation to our charitable partner, Forgotten Harvest to help feed metro Detroiters in need. 

Forgotten Harvest Partners with Prairie Farms, United Dairy Industry of Michigan and Busch’s Fresh Food Market to Provide Milk to Those in Need

August 6, 2015

From August 10 to August 16, Busch’s Fresh Food Market (located at 15185 N. Sheldon Rd., Plymouth, Mich.) is asking patrons to participate in the Michigan Milk Drive by donating milk. For every gallon, Busch’s and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan will match the donation up to the goal of 5,000 gallons provided to those in need. Cashiers at the store will be available to take the donations that will go to Forgotten Harvest.

Forgotten Harvest to Provide 100,000 Sack Lunches to Kids in Need of Daily Lunches This Summer

July 14, 2015

Forgotten Harvest has announced that volunteers will help prepare over 100,000 sack lunches this summer in support of its sixth annual Million Meal Challenge for Kids program. One in four kids faces hunger and food insecurity in metro Detroit. The Million Meal Challenge for Kids ensures that kids will receive lunches when school is out. Many lose access to school-subsidized meal programs in the summer.

Forgotten Harvest CEO Kirk Mayes Earns Spot Among Michigan Chronicle’s 2015 ‘Men of Excellence’ Honorees

July 8, 2015

Kirk Mayes, chief executive officer of Forgotten Harvest, one of the nation’s largest food rescue organizations, has been named a 2015 “Men of Excellence” honoree by the Michigan Chronicle. The award, from Detroit’s oldest African-American newspaper, recognizes Mayes’ community service, leadership and status as a role model.

Forgotten Harvest and Midas to Host “Drive Out Hunger #1Mile1Meal” Local Event June 11 to Collect Food for Metro Detroiters in Need

June 8, 2015

Forgotten Harvest and Midas are partnering to host a local “Drive Out Hunger #1Mile1Meal” event June 11 to collect food donations that will go toward Forgotten Harvest and the agencies the nonprofit serves. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Midas Lake Orion location (591 South Lapeer Road).

Forgotten Harvest Launches 25th Anniversary Raffle; Ticket Purchase Feeds Hungry, Provides Chance to Win 2015 Jeep® Grand Cherokee, Cash

April 29, 2015

It all began 25 years ago with one woman, and her Jeep® brand vehicle, who rescued food to feed the hungry in metro Detroit. Today, Forgotten Harvest is one of America’s largest food rescue organizations. In honor of its founder and to continue its mission, the non-profit has launched its 25th Anniversary Raffle with a top prize of a 2015 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4.

'Five x Five’ Event at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room in Royal Oak to Benefit Forgotten Harvest, Feed Metro Detroiters

April 20, 2015

Forgotten Harvest and Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room in Royal Oak are partnering for a night of food and wine to benefit Forgotten Harvest’s mission to feed the hungry in metro Detroit. 

Far From Done

March 26, 2015

As part of its 25th Anniversary commemoration, Forgotten Harvest reflected on the significant progress the non-profit food rescue organization and community partners have made toward relieving hunger and preventing nutritious food waste in metro Detroit. Despite rescuing over 48 million pounds of food last year, Forgotten Harvest’s work is “Far From Done,” according to CEO Kirk Mayes, who announced several initiatives to further its mission.

GiveYoung.org Hosts Engage 2015

March 1, 2015

On March 27th, GiveYoung.org will be hosting its annual awareness event at The Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit and will be featuring three non-profit organizations the evening of the event. Those three non-profits are Forgotten Harvest, Humble Design and The Empowerment Plan.

Joel McHale to Headline 23rd Annual Comedy Night May 1 to Benefit Forgotten Harvest

February 6, 2015

OAK PARK, Mich., Feb. 6, 2015 – Forgotten Harvest, the nation’s largest and most efficient food rescue organizations, announced today that Joel McHale will headline its 23rd Annual Comedy Night on May 1 at the Detroit Opera House.

Whole Foods Market and Forgotten Harvest are teaming up to ‘Stuff the Truck’ Jan. 31 to Help End Hunger in Metro Detroit

January 26, 2015

OAK PARK, Mich., January 26, 2015 – Forgotten Harvest is teaming up with Whole Foods Market to “Stuff the Truck” at three metro Detroit Whole Foods Market locations. 

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Partners with Forgotten Harvest for 6th Annual ‘Good Neighbor Holiday Dinner’ to Feed and Spread Cheer with Detroiters in Need

December 11, 2014

More than 1,000 Detroit residents, including nearly 600 children – served by food providers throughout the City of Detroit –will be treated to a special holiday Dec. 15 at the 6th Annual Good Neighbor Holiday Dinner hosted by Forgotten Harvest and the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Nino’s Holiday Hams and Turkeys to Benefit Nonprofit, Invites Consumers to Help Serve Up the Side Dishes

November 19, 2014

Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace - the premier metro Detroit specialty grocer of quality meats, produce and much more – has partnered this holiday season with Forgotten Harvest to help deliver Christmas dinner to hundreds of people relying on Pontiac’s Grace Centers of Hope for a solid meal.

Forgotten Harvest Partners with Detroit Pistons, Palace Sports & Entertainment to Bring Meals to Thousands this Holiday Season

November 19, 2014

Forgotten Harvest, the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) are teaming up this November to feed those in need through ticket sales for four upcoming home games.

Detroit Pistons Hosts Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Event

November 13, 2014

The Detroit Pistons, Palace Sports & Entertainment and Forgotten Harvest are hosting their fourth annual Thanksgiving dinner for over 700 people on Tuesday, November 18 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.  The guests are pre-selected individuals and families from Forgotten Harvest’s partner agencies in Wayne and Oakland County.

Busch's Fresh Food Market Season of Sharing

November 6, 2014

Busch’s Fresh Food Market will help Forgotten Harvest feed the hungry in its Season of Sharing holiday food drive, kicking off November 17 and continuing through November 26.

Forgotten Harvest and Hollywood Markets Challenge Metro Detroiters to Help Neighbors in Need this Holiday Season

November 5, 2014

Forgotten Harvest and Hollywood Markets are challenging customers to help their neighbors in need by making a donation at store locations throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Seeking Choirs for Hire to Benefit Forgotten Harvest

November 5, 2014

Whole Foods Market Troy is seeking local talent to spread cheer this holiday season while helping to feed those in need. For every hour a choir sings, Whole Food Market will donate $50 in food to Forgotten Harvest.

Women Who Rock Showcase to Benefit Forgotten Harvest

November 4, 2014

"Women Who Rock" Showcase Featuring Maggie Cocco in Celebration of Her New CD Release "Get Me" with Special Guests Carolyn Striho, Rio & the Rockabilly Revival and American Idol's Keri Lynn Roche to Benefit Forgotten Harvest at The Loving Touch on Dec 13th.

Holiday Cards from Forgotten Harvest Provide Opportunity for Metro Detroiters to Show Holiday Cheer by Fighting Hunger

November 3, 2014

This holiday season, Forgotten Harvest is again offering Metro Detroiters the opportunity to show their support and make a difference in the fight against hunger in our community through its annual holiday card program.

Forgotten Harvest Names Steve Ebben As President

September 30, 2014

Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest, today announced that Steve Ebben has been named the food rescue organization’s president.

Kirk Mayes Named CEO of Forgotten Harvest

August 8, 2014

Forgotten Harvest Board Chair Joyce Jenereaux today announced that Kirk Mayes has been named as the new CEO of the nation’s largest and most efficient food rescue organization.

Forgotten Harvest Names Gannett Michigan’s Joyce Jenereaux as Board Chair to Lead Sustainable Growth, Social Entrepreneurship and Investment in Infrastructure

June 30, 2014

OAK PARK, MICH.—June 30, 2014—Forgotten Harvest, Metro Detroit’s only food rescue organization, today announced the election of Joyce Jenereaux to a two-year term as the nonprofit’s board chair.

Forgotten Harvest Turns to Community to Crowdfund New Truck As Its Busy Fleet Ages

June 26, 2014

OAK PARK, MICH.—June 26, 2014—Forgotten Harvest, Metro Detroit’s only food rescue organization, is turning to crowdfunding to launch a campaign that will fund the purchase of a new truck for the organization.

A Perfect Gift For Mother's Day

May 5, 2014

Forgotten Harvest  has announced a Mother’s Day Challenge Match in honor of mothers in our community. This is a perfect gift for donors who wish to honor their Mother or special people in their lives with a gift that will help feed families in need of food. Every donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000.

Busch's All About Children Program

May 1, 2014

One in four children in Metro Detroit faces hunger or a lack of food. This summer many of our kids will go hungry because they don’t have access to school breakfast and lunch programs. Join Busch’s Fresh Food Markets and Forgotten Harvest and help us make certain no kid has to go hungry. We have four great ways you can help!

Bad Boys Unite 25th Anniversay Raises More Than $300,000 for Detroit Charities

April 3, 2014

The Bad Boys and members of the Detroit Pistons 1989 NBA Championship reunited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their first NBA Championship, raising more than $300,000 over two days with net proceeds shared equally between six Detroit-based non-profits.

Forgotten Harvest Adds Two to Development Team

April 3, 2014

Forgotten Harvest today announced that Ashleigh Dunham and Susan Chomsky have joined the organization in leadership positions on its development team.

Chris Nemeth Named Senior Director of Social Enterprise for Forgotten Harvest

March 27, 2014

As Forgotten Harvest continues to develop innovative programs and initiatives to fight hunger in Metro Detroit, the organization today announced the appointment of veteran marketing, sales and organizational development executive Chris Nemeth to the new position of Senior Director of Social Enterprise.

Forgotten Harvest Announces Executive Leadership Team - Bernstein Named Interim CEO & President

March 10, 2014

The Forgotten Harvest Board of Directors announced today that William Bernstein has been named interim CEO of the food rescue organization. He will serve in that role during a search process for a permanent CEO to replace Susan Goodell, who is leaving Forgotten Harvest after 13 years to take a position with theWashington D.C.-based Global Fund for Children.

Susan Goodell Announces Departure from Forgotten Harvest

February 28, 2014

Forgotten Harvest, Metro Detroit’s only food rescue agency, today announced that its president and CEO Susan Goodell is leaving the organization to take a new nonprofit leadership position outside of Michigan.

Bad Boys Unite to Help Forgotten Harvest and Celebrate 25th Anniversary of 1989 NBA Championship

February 19, 2014

The Bad Boys and members of the 1989 NBA Championship team are coming together to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their first NBA Championship, a title that energized the City of Detroit and solidified the Bad Boys’ place in basketball history.  A special charity fundraising event called “Bad Boys Unite” will take place on Thursday March, 27 at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel in Detroit.

Michiganders Team Up with Forgotten Harvest and Walmart to Collect 3,000 Pounds of Food for the Hungry

February 18, 2014

This January through the Defeat Hunger Bowl campaign, Michiganders teamed up with Walmart and Forgotten Harvest and collected 3,000 pounds of food!

Melinda Conway Callahan Named Chief Development Officer of Forgotten Harvest

February 10, 2014

Experienced fundraising executive Melinda Conway Callahan has been named Chief Development Officer of Forgotten Harvest, Metro Detroit's only food rescue agency.

Tim Allen to Headline 22nd Annual Comedy Night to Benefit Forgotten Harvest

January 27, 2014

In reprise of his role at the first Comedy Night event in 1992, Tim Allen will headline the 22nd annual Comedy Night to benefit Forgotten Harvest on Saturday, April 26 at Orchestra Hall in Detroit.

Forgotten Harvest Teams Up with Walmart to Defeat Hunger in Michigan

January 8, 2014

From January 8th through February 9th, Michiganders will have the opportunity to participate in a much different type of “bowl game.” In an effort to bring attention to the issue of hunger in Michigan, Forgotten Harvest is teaming up with local Walmart stores to launch the first annual Defeat Hunger Bowl.

Garden Fresh to Cook Three Tons of Chicken for Holiday Meals Through Forgotten Harvest

December 19, 2013

Garden Fresh Gourmet and its founder Jack Aronson, working with Forgotten Harvest. Meals will be distributed on Christmas Eve by the Arab & Chaldean Council and on Christmas Day by Congregation Shaarey Zedek.

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Partners with Forgotten Harvest for the Fifth Annual Forgotten Harvest Holiday Dinner

December 11, 2013

Tuesday, Dec. 17 will create a special holiday memory for more than one thousand local residents, including nearly 700 children, served by food providers throughout the City of Detroit, who will attend the Fifth Annual Good Neighbor Holiday Dinner hosted by Forgotten Harvest and the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

CHAPS Realty’s 2nd Annual Feed Detroit Benefit

December 11, 2013

CHAPS Realty hosts its 2nd Annual Feed Detroit Benefit to fight hunger in our neighborhoods.

Kalamata Greek Grill, Forgotten Harvest team to fight hunger this holiday season

November 27, 2013

This holiday season, Kalamata Greek Grill invites customers to join them in the battle against hunger in metropolitan Detroit.

Busch's Fresh Food Market Season of Sharing Food Drive to Help Forgotten Harvest Feed Local Families

November 18, 2013

Busch’s Fresh Food Market will help feed the hungry in its Season of Sharing holiday food drive, kicking off November 18 and continuing through November 27.

Forgotten Harvest Gets New Office Space Through Grant Thornton Donation

November 14, 2013

Forgotten Harvest, Metro Detroit’s only food rescue operation, is no longer straining the seams of its building thanks to a generous donation of unused office space by Grant Thornton LLP.

Hollywood Market Shoppers Get Opportunity to Support Forgotten Harvest This Holiday Season

November 14, 2013

From November 5 through December 16, 2013, customers at all Hollywood Market locations are able to support Forgotten Harvest’s food rescue operations while they do their grocery shopping.

Whole Foods “Stuffs the Truck” With Forgotten Harvest To Help End Hunger In Metro Detroit

November 12, 2013

Forgotten Harvest is teaming up with Whole Foods Market for the Stuff the Truck event at three metro Detroit Whole Foods Market locations. Volunteers will be present to collect food for those in need. All food collected from the event will be distributed to Forgotten Harvest’s network of over 280 agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Kroger, United Dairy Industry of Michigan

November 7, 2013

A major collaborative anti-hunger initiative that will result in an estimated 25,000 gallons of healthy milk being provided free of charge to children and families in need in Metro Detroit thanks to the generosity of Kroger customers.

Ambassador Bridge Announces Fourth-Annual Partnership with Forgotten Harvest To Fight Hunger in Metro Detroit & Windsor-Essex

November 4, 2013

The Ambassador Bridge  has announced that it will partner for the fourth year in a row with Forgotten Harvest to donate a portion of sales made during the holiday season at the Ammex Global Marketplace Duty Free store located at the bridge’s U.S. plaza and the Ambassador Duty Free at the Canadian plaza.

Forgotten Harvest Offers Holiday Cards that Celebrate the Holiday Season and Help Feed the Hungry in Metro Detroit

October 29, 2013

Forgotten Harvest is again offering Metro Detroiters the opportunity to show their support and make a difference in the fight against hunger in our community through its annual holiday card program.

English Gardens to Host Ladies Night Events to Benefit Forgotten Harvest

October 21, 2013

English Gardens will host three Ladies Night Fundraising events during November to benefit local food rescue organizations.

Forgotten Harvest Receives Record-Breaking Farm Equipment Donation from Ram Truck, Case IH and New Holland Agriculture

October 9, 2013

Forgotten Harvest, Metro Detroit’s only food rescue organization, will be able to provide millions of meals to people who would otherwise go hungry in Southeastern Michigan thanks to major equipment donations announced today by Ram Truck brand, Case IH and New Holland Agriculture.

Scleroderma Foundation Michigan Chapter Takes a Hideous Fashion Idea, Runs With It: Announcing Hideous Holiday Sweater Run and Benefits Forgotten Harvest

October 2, 2013

On Saturday, Nov. 9 at Kensington Metropark in Milford, hundreds of men, women and children will run like it’s going out of style.

September is Hunger Action Month - working together to raise awareness on hunger in America

September 4, 2013

Hunger advocates from metro Detroit and across the country will be wearing orange on Sept. 5 in an effort to raise awareness of the more than 50 million people in the US who face hunger. It is just one of the many awareness events taking place throughout the month of September in recognition of Feeding America's Hunger Action Month - a month-long campaign to help end hunger in our country.

Detroit Public Library, Forgotten Harvest and The Chrysler Foundation Partner to Feed Hungry Young Minds

September 4, 2013

It is widely recognized that children cannot concentrate and learn when they’re hungry. In response, the Detroit Public Library (DPL), Forgotten Harvest and The Chrysler Foundation have partnered to provide free nutritious snacks to school-aged children who attend after school reading programs at DPL sites throughout the city.

Detroit Restaurant Week Announces Fall 2013 Participants

August 29, 2013

Detroit Restaurant Week returns Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 29 for fall. Sixteen of Detroit’s finest restaurants, including the award-winning Coach Insignia and Roast, will once again offer specially-priced three-course dinners for only $30 per person. In the spring of 2013, DRW partnered with Forgotten Harvest to provide 10,000 meals to metro Detroiters in need.

 

Real Estate One Charitable Foundation Teams Up With Forgotten Harvest This September

August 27, 2013

The Real Estate One Charitable Foundation is partnering with Forgotten Harvest, the largest food rescue organization in the United States. Together, they have formed the campaign “Hunger Has an Address” and set a goal of providing 50,000 meals to the Tri-County (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties) population in need.

Forgotten Harvest Celebrates 50% Increase in Summer Food Delivered to Hungry Schoolchildren

August 26, 2013

Forgotten Harvest, the nation’s largest and most efficient food rescue organization, today celebrated the record-breaking completion of its annual Million Meal Challenge to feed children who are dependent on school nutrition programs for their daily meals. By the time it completes operations, the 2013 Million Meal Challenge will have distributed 148,000 lunches and snacks to children in Metro Detroit.

Forgotten Harvest Names New Board Members

August 13, 2013

Forgotten Harvest, America’s largest and most efficient food rescue organization, today announced the election of nine new members of the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors.

11th Annual Champagne Cruise

July 29, 2013

One of Metro Detroit’s premier Dream Cruise preview events, the Forgotten Harvest Champagne Cruise, is returning for its 11th year this summer.

Forgotten Harvest Launches “Help 4 Oklahoma” To Help Victims of Recent Oklahoma Tornadoes

May 22, 2013

Forgotten Harvest has launched ”Help 4 Oklahoma” to get much needed food, hygiene and medical supplies to those in need in the aftermath of the devastating Oklahoma tornadoes.

MAMA'S Coffeehouse Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Concert to Benefit Forgotten Harvest

May 15, 2013

On Saturday, May 18, MAMA's Coffeehouse will celebrate 20 years of fine acoustic music concerts at Birmingham Unitarian Church. Though MAMA's often presents nationally touring performers, this show will feature no less than five stellar Michigan acts, all of whom are donating their services. All proceeds from the show will benefit Forgotten Harvest.

Forgotten Harvest Launches Innovative Farm Programs to Fight Hunger Through Generosity of Nora Moroun

April 29, 2013

Forgotten Harvest announced that it will commence farm operations on approximately 92 acres of donated land with a goal to harvest two million pounds of produce in 2013. Forgotten Harvest will farm the land using a mix of staff and volunteers, delivering the produce free of charge to its network of more than 260 emergency food providers in Southeastern Michigan and adding desperately-needed fresh vegetables to the diets of individuals and families facing hunger in Metro Detroit.

Martin Short to Headline 21st Annual Comedy Night Sponsored by Forgotten Harvest and Funny Or Die

February 13, 2013

Presenting sponsors Forgotten Harvest and Funny Or Die announced today that Martin Short, will headline the 21st Annual Comedy Night in Detroit on April 27, 2013 at the Detroit Opera House. Comedy Night is an annual charity event that supports Forgotten Harvest’s mission of eliminating hunger by eliminating food waste.

Birmingham Restaurants Partner with Forgotten Harvest for Upcoming Restaurant Week

January 17, 2013

Birmingham’s delicious Restaurant Week event is scheduled for January 28 – February 1 and February 4 – 8. Top chefs from the area’s finest restaurants will create special menus for the city’s eighth annual culinary extravaganza. Again this year, participating restaurants will offer three-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $30.

Volunteers Joining Forgotten Harvest in “Spudmania” Day in Honor of National Day of Service

January 17, 2013

Local volunteers will help Forgotten Harvest re-package potatoes for families in need on Saturday, January 19 in honor of National Day of Service. The goal of the day is to re-pack over 21,000 pounds of potatoes - beating Ford Motor Company’s one-day potato packing record.

Shaarey Zedek and Forgotten Harvest Deliver 5,000 Meals to the Hungry During the Christmas Holiday in Metro Detroit

December 17, 2012

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Partners with Forgotten Harvest for the Fourth Annual Forgotten Harvest Holiday Dinner

December 12, 2012

Forgotten Harvest, Andiamo Riverfront, GM Foundation and Detroit Symphony Orchestra Partner to Honor Veterans with Holiday Dinner

December 5, 2012

Community Donates 7,500 Pounds of Turkey to Forgotten Harvest for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 19, 2012

Detroit Pistons and Forgotten Harvest Come Together to Host Hundreds for Thanksgiving Dinner

November 12, 2012

Forgotten Harvest to Deliver 14 Tons of Fresh Produce to New York City Hunger Organization in Wake of Storms

November 9, 2012

BUSCH’S FRESH FOOD MARKET SEASON OF SHARING FOOD DRIVE TO HELP FORGOTTEN HARVEST FEED LOCAL FAMILIES

November 6, 2012

Busch’s Fresh Food Market will help feed the hungry in its Season of Sharing holiday food drive, kicking off November 12 and continuing through November 21.

Holiday Cards from Forgotten Harvest Show the True Spirit of the Season By Feeding the Hungry in Metro Detroit

October 29, 2012

OAK PARK, MICH.--October 29, 2012--This holiday season, Forgotten Harvest is again offering Metro Detroiters the opportunity to show their support and make a difference in the fight against hunger in our community through its annual holiday card program.

FORGOTTEN HARVEST RECEIVES RECORD DONATION

September 13, 2012

OAK PARK, MICH.—September 13, 2012—Forgotten Harvest announced today the donation of the largest corporate gift in the non-profit organization’s history. Art Van Furniture has generously committed $1 million dollars to America’s largest food rescue program.

FORGOTTEN HARVEST EARNS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE 4-STAR RATING BY CHARITY NAVIGATOR

June 8, 2012

OAK PARK, Mich. (June 11, 2012) – Forgotten Harvest has achieved its sixth consecutive Charity
Navigator 4-star rating for sound fiscal management, commitment to accountability, and transparency.
Only three percent of organizations rated by Charity Navigator have received six consecutive 4-star
ratings.

Forgotten Harvest Establishes Orchard Of Hope

May 10, 2012

Metro Detroit residents can now feed the hungry of our community for generations. The Forgotten Harvest Plant a Tree for Hunger program has been developed in partnership with Blake Farms. The first Forgotten Harvest “Orchard of Hope” will be located on the grounds of Blake’s Big Apple in Armada, Mich.

 

Initially, 250 apple trees will be planted at Blake’s. The Blake family, renowned for their expertise, will maintain the trees and has been a part of the metro Detroit community for over 60 years.  Over the life span of the trees, the program is projected to produce thousands of pounds of apples for kids and families in the metro Detroit area.

 

Sponsorships are available for donors and can be purchased online.

Forgotten Harvest & ConAgra Win Gold Edison Award

April 27, 2012

Forgotten Harvest and ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) took home a Gold Award in the Green Category at the prestigious Edison Awards in New York on Thursday April 26th.

The partners won for their pioneering partnership to rescue, repackage and distribute manufactured products and ingredients from ConAgra manufacturing plants.  The partnership has already resulted in hundreds of thousands of pounds of nutritious food that would otherwise have ended up in landfills instead feeding hungry people throughout Metro Detroit through more than 250 emergency food provider partner agencies of Forgotten Harvest.

One Million Meal Challenge

April 16, 2012

Mitch Albom To Kick Off Forgotten Harvest’s Third Annual One Million Meal Challenge For Our Kids At Feeding America National Summit Conference

 GM Foundation & PNC Foundation Announce Matching Grants of $73,000. Busch’s Fresh Food Markets to Mount Major Summer Food Drive in May. Kroger Will Assist In Supplying Food For Over 100,000 Sack Lunches Throughout This Summer.

On Wednesday, April 18, Forgotten Harvest will announce its third annual One Million Meal Challenge program for kids and families in need of food this coming summer at the Feeding America National Summit Conference that will be held at the GM Renaissance Center from April 17-April 20.

Rockin' 4 Hunger 2012 to Benefit Forgotten Harvest

April 1, 2012

The third annual Rockin’ 4 Hunger charity fundraising event will take place Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 7:00pm to midnight at the Lafayette Grande Ballroom located in downtown Pontiac.The event will benefit Forgotten Harvest and Macomb Charitable Foundation. Tickets can be purchased online at www.rockin4hunger.com.

Seth Meyers to Headline 20th Annual Comedy Night Sponsored by Forgotten Harvest and Funny Or Die

March 7, 2012

Presenting sponsors Forgotten Harvest and Funny Or Die announced today that Seth Meyers, “Weekend Update” anchor and head writer of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, will headline the 20th Annual Comedy Night in Detroit on April 27, 2012. Comedy Night is an annual charity event that supports Forgotten Harvest’s mission of eliminating hunger by eliminating food waste.

Hats Against Hunger

February 10, 2012

One of Metro Detroit’s best-known names in fashion will put his hats where his heart is on February 23, 2012 when Mr. Song Millinery and Forgotten Harvest fight hunger with the high fashion event, “Hats Against Hunger” inside  Detroit’s newly-restored Madison Theater.

Forgotten Harvest CEO Appointed To Michigan Food Policy Council

February 6, 2012

Forgotten Harvest is honored that Governor Rick Snyder has appointed Susan Goodell, Forgotten Harvest’s President & CEO, to the Michigan Food Policy Council.  “As a long-time resident of Michigan, I am respectful of the trust that the Governor places on the members of this Council and am deeply committed to providing thoughtful insights and guidance to our State’s leadership for this critically important economic sector,” said Ms. Goodell.  “The health and development of Michigan’s food supply is important in assuring that people facing dire need have access to healthy food now and in encouraging the continued near- and long-term economic growth of our wonderful State.”

 

 

Meijer Donates Semi-Tractor To Forgotten Harvest

January 30, 2012

While Meijer donates to thousands of charitable organizations throughout the year, helping fight hunger has been a primary focus of the supercenter chain for several years. In keeping with that commitment, Meijer donated one tractor to Forgotten Harvest.

This is the second year the retailer donated reconditioned tractors to local food banks and educational partners in the Midwest. This year’s donation consisted of 18 reconditioned tractors valued at more than $200,000, which were delivered earlier this month to community partners in four states.

 

Jewish Congregation, Forgotten Harvest and Local Businesses to Deliver 5,000 Meals to the Hungry on Christmas in Metro Detroit

December 20, 2011

Area human service agencies, businesses, a Jewish congregation and community organizations are coming together to feed the hungry on Christmas Day 2011. 5,000 free meals will be delivered to agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties and to homebound individuals served by those agencies.

 

The meals are being prepared at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center kitchen by Executive Chef Franz Josef Zimmer, his kitchen team and volunteers from Shaarey Zedek Congregation and the Jewish Federation. The food for the meals has been collected and provided by Forgotten Harvest and its partners, including Kroger, Absopure Water, Sam's Club and Pic Safety. More than 4,275 pounds of chicken, 1,500  pounds of potatoes, 250 pounds of bread  and 1,300 pounds of baby carrots will go into the meals.

 

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Partners with Forgotten Harvest for the ‘3rd Annual Forgotten Harvest Holiday Dinner

December 16, 2011

On Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 5 p.m., more than one thousand people, including nearly 700 children, served by emergency food providers across the City of Detroit will have a meal to remember as Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center and Forgotten Harvest present The 3rd Annual Forgotten Harvest Holiday Dinner Exclusively Presented by the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Hunger Crisis Deepens-Forgotten Harvest Calls For Help

December 16, 2011

New statistics from Southeastern Michigan and around the country are illustrating the depths of the hunger crisis in our community, driving Forgotten Harvest and other organizations fighting hunger to issue an emergency call for support in the face of an unprecedented demand for the most basic of human needs. Today, Forgotten Harvest is asking Metro Detroiters to take advantage of provisions in the Michigan tax code that expire at the end of this month to receive special tax deductions while funding Forgotten Harvest's food rescue operations.

Kroger Donates Tons Of Chicken To Forgotten Harvest

December 13, 2011

More hungry Metro Detroit residents will have food to eat as a result of the $69,000 corporate check and 13,600 pounds of frozen chicken Kroger will present to Forgotten Harvest on Thursday, December 15. The poultry contribution results from a generous donation by Orland, Indiana-based Miller Amish Country Poultry, a distributor to Kroger’s Michigan stores.

Nora Moroun, co-owner of Centra Family of Companies, Announces Largest Single Individual Gift In The History Of Forgotten Harvest

November 10, 2011

Nora Moroun, co-owner of Centra Family of Companies, announced the largest individual donation in the history of the Forgotten Harvest. Moroun’s personal campaign gift of over $200,000 came following visits to the organization and a partnership that was formed last year in a fundraising effort generated by the Ambassador Bridge Company at Ammex Global Marketplace duty free store located at the Ambassador Bridge U.S. plaza. “After observing the stellar work of Forgotten Harvest over the past year and the overwhelming hunger crisis we face as a community, I felt compelled to join Forgotten Harvest’s fight against hunger,” she stated. “I find it tragic that our children face hunger or a lack of food. No child, no family should have to go without food in metro Detroit.”

Volunteers Needed To Help Harvest Area Farms

September 30, 2011

 On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Forgotten Harvest and several faith-based and community leaders gathered at the Northland Shopping Center parking lot in Southfield, with the purpose of mobilizing area faith-based organizations, businesses and volunteer groups to help Forgotten Harvest fight the hunger crisis in metro Detroit. During the rally, Forgotten Harvest issued a call for volunteers for the first annual Community Harvest Days, a partnership with local farmers to harvest corn, beans, peppers, melons and squash to feed hungry metro Detroiters. Harvest Days will be held on Saturdays from October through November.

 Contact Information For Volunteer Harvest Sign-Up

Groups looking for volunteer opportunities can find more information at www.forgottenharvest.org or contact volunteer coordinator Krista Poole at kpoole@forgottenharvest.org.

 

Raise Your Hand Against Hunger Rally

September 23, 2011

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Forgotten Harvest will sponsor a rally featuring faith-based and community leaders at 11 a.m. at the Northland Shopping Center parking lot, north of 8 Mile on Greenfield Rd. in Southfield, with the purpose of fighting hunger in metro Detroit. The “Raise Your Hand Against Hunger” rally will address the hunger crisis in our community, challenging individuals, businesses and corporations to spring to action and make fighting the hunger crisis a priority.

 

Resources and information will be available for rally attendees in need of food.

 

Forgotten Harvest Named Among Top 5 Nationally in "10 Top-Notch Charities" List By Charity Navigator

September 12, 2011

Charity Navigator named Forgotten Harvest to its national “10 Top-Notch Charities” list. The list includes only the nonprofit organizations across the country that excel in three areas: financial; accountability and transparency; and effectiveness and results.

Last year, Charity Navigator expanded its methodology from one that solely looked at financial indicators to one that also includes metrics of accountability & transparency. Forgotten Harvest not only earned the highest 4-star rating for its financial strength, but also met all 17 accountability & transparency metrics.

With the fifth 4-star rating in a row, Forgotten Harvest is among only eight percent of the more than 5,000 nonprofits evaluated by Charity Navigator to receive at least five consecutive 4-star evaluations.

Forgotten Harvest Hires Director Of School & Faith-Based Organizations

September 6, 2011

Bailie Rosenthal, Ph.D., has joined Forgotten Harvest as Director of Outreach for Schools and Faith-Based Organizations. 

In her role as outreach director, Rosenthal will focus on extending and energizing reciprocal partnerships with schools, service and religious organizations to propel their respective missions. With Forgotten Harvest, she will utilize her networks to improve outcomes and expand resources for all collaborators in the partnership chain.

Champagne Cruise

August 4, 2011

Forgotten Harvest – Metro Detroit’s only mobile food rescue organization and the second largest in the country – and Westborn Markets will work together for the ninth consecutive year to drive hunger out of Metro Detroit with the elegant Champagne Cruise on Friday, August 19 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

FORGOTTEN HARVEST PARTNERS WITH E.A.C.H., DETROIT RESCUE MISSION TO PROVIDE “DAILY BREAD” TO THOSE IN NEED

June 3, 2011

Forgotten Harvest, metro Detroit’s only food rescue organization, has teamed with EACH (Everyone A Chance to Heal) and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries to provide “Daily Bread” to residents in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties and the city of Detroit where other programs don’t reach. Supporting the Daily Bread campaign this Monday, June 6 is an all-day telethon on WDIV-TV, running from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m. Donations to help support the Daily Bread program will be accepted until Friday, June 10 at www.forgottenharvest.org/donate/one-time.aspx.

FORGOTTEN HARVEST HIRES SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PLANNED GIFTS-COLLEEN OCHOA PETERS

May 24, 2011

Forgotten Harvest announces the hiring of Colleen Ochoa Peters as Senior Director of Strategic and Planned Gifts.  Effective June 1, 2011, she will have responsibility for the organization’s Major and Planned Gift Development.

 

BUSCH’S FRESH FOOD MARKET AND WJR WILL HOST RADIOTHON TO BENEFIT FORGOTTEN HARVEST AND METRO DETROIT CHILDREN

May 13, 2011

News/Talk 760 WJR and Forgotten Harvest announce the Busch’s Fresh Food Market Million Meal Challenge to Benefit Forgotten Harvest radio campaign to rescue more food for children in Metro Detroit.

PEPSI AND KROGER DONATE $50,000 TO HELP FORGOTTEN HARVEST FEED METRO DETROIT COMMUNITY

May 11, 2011

This past winter, Pepsi and Kroger teamed up to provide $50,000 to Forgotten Harvest to help feed the Metro Detroit hungry. The donation was made possible through the purchase of Pepsi products at participating southeastern Michigan Kroger stores from Jan. 10, 2011 through Mar. 27, 2011.

BIGGBY COFFEE & FORGOTTEN HARVEST PARTNER TO FIGHT HUNGER

April 29, 2011

Michigan Food & Beverage Association Partners With Forgotten Harvest & The Salvation Army To Fight Hunger

April 19, 2011

Motor City Casino Partners With Forgotten Harvest-Event To Feature Tastes Of 18 Area Restaurants

February 25, 2011

Pepsi Partnership To Provide $25,000

January 10, 2011

Huntington Bank Match

December 21, 2010

Marriott Good Neighbor Dinner

December 21, 2010

Forgotten Harvest Turkey Express

December 13, 2010

WJR 2010 Good Neighbor Radiothon

December 12, 2010

Kroger Donates 10,000 lbs. of Chicken

December 8, 2010

Chrysler Group LLC and Metro Detroit Dealers Partner with Forgotten Harvest

December 6, 2010

WDIV 2010 Good Neighbor Telethon

November 24, 2010

2nd Annual Sunday Dinner Company Thanksgiving Dinner

November 23, 2010

Ambassador Bridge Company Announces Partnership

November 19, 2010

Black McDonalds Operators Association Gives 500 Turkeys Away To Forgotten Harvest For Thanksgiving

November 19, 2010

Ms Gathering Place Partners With Forgotten Harvest

November 16, 2010

AARP & Wayne State University Food Drive

November 15, 2010

Busch's Markets Season Of Sharing Food Drive to Benefit Forgotten Harvest

November 15, 2010

Five-time heavywheight champion Evander Holyfield will fight...

October 28, 2010

Charter One Teams Up For Third Year With Forgotten Harvest To Feed Kids & Families Over The Summer

July 14, 2010

Hollywood Super Markets Madison Heights Store to “Stuff the Truck” to Help End Hunger

July 14, 2010

Ford Arts & Beats & Eats Teams Up With Forgotten Harvest To Stop Hunger

July 13, 2010

Forgotten Harvest Named To Top Ten National Charity List By Charity Navigator

July 12, 2010

Forgotten Harvest, Gleaners & Caribou Partner To Help Fight Child Hunger

July 1, 2010

Forgotten Harvest To Help Feed Metro Detroit Kids With One Million Meal Challenge Summer Campaign

June 21, 2010

Chase Austin Races At MIS For Forgotten Harvest & Metro Detroit Kids

June 12, 2010

Comedian Dave Coulier Headlines Forgotten Harvest 18th Annual Comedy Night Event

May 20, 2010

WJR Hosts Telethon To Support Forgotten Harvest’s One Million Meal Challenge

May 19, 2010

Busch’s Markets Sponsors Food Drive to Support Forgotten Harvest’s One Million Meal Challenge...

May 10, 2010

Junior League of Birmingham To Grow Gardens For Forgotten Harvest To Help Feed

May 9, 2010

WDIV & Forgotten Harvest Host Million Meal Challenge Telethon To Feed Metro Detroit Hungry Kids This Summer

March 31, 2010

Mitch Albom’s “Time To Help” Volunteers Pack Over 10,000 Meals at Forgotten Harvest

March 27, 2010

“Many Voices” Stages Music Marathon To Benefit Forgotten Harvest

March 20, 2010

Forgotten Harvest Hires Fezzey As Director of Major Gifts

March 9, 2010

CCHA and College Hockey at the Joe Team Up to Help End Hunger

March 3, 2010

Schools Join Forgotten Harvest In Help For Haiti

January 27, 2010

Forgotten Harvest Rallies Metro Detroit and Raises Over $650,000 in the Haiti Relief Effort

January 27, 2010

Metro Times VODKA, VODKA Event To Benefit Forgotten Harvest.

January 19, 2010

Forgotten Harvest Mobilizes Local Media & Organizations For Haiti Relief

January 15, 2010

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors marks 1,000 car production milestone with contribution to Forgotten Harvest

January 13, 2010

Bad Boys Unite 25th Anniversay Raises More Than $300,000 for Detroit Charities

January 1, 1900

The Bad Boys and members of the Detroit Pistons 1989 NBA Championship reunited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their first NBA Championship, raising more than $300,000 over two days with net proceeds shared equally between six Detroit-based non-profits.

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