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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
December 11, 2013
CHAPS Realty hosts its 2nd Annual Feed Detroit Benefit to fight hunger in our neighborhoods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
November 19, 2012
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
April 1, 2012The 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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,
The meals are being prepared at the Detroit Marriott at the
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.
December 16, 2011
New statistics from
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
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.”
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
Contact Information For Volunteer Harvest Sign-Up
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.
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.
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.
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, 2011News/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.
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.