Mission & History

Mission

We are dedicated to relieving hunger in metro Detroit and preventing nutritous food waste.

Established

Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste.

Fast Facts

Recipient agencies in network
280

Types of agencies
Emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless and domestic shelters, children’s homes, senior centers and group homes.

Service Area
Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Forgotten Harvest covers 2,000-square miles per day.

Number of food donors

800 locations are serviced

Leadership
Forgotten Harvest operates under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors and a small and dedicated professional staff.

Member of Feeding America Charity Navigator 4-star Charity Crain's Detroit Business Best Managed Nonprofit Edison Award