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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 www.forgottenharvest.org 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.
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.
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.
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.