WHAT WE DO
We are dedicated to relieving hunger and preventing nutritious food waste. All the food we rescue and produce is delivered to metro Detroit families who are food-insecure and struggle to cover the cost of basic life necessities. Our food helps bridge the income gap for tens of thousands of people, allowing them to secure some basic life necessities for themselves and their family. We envision communities that work together to end hunger and increase individual, neighborhood, economic, and environmental health.
COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE
With so many sheltering in place, so many people laid off from their jobs, and numerous people without income, we have seen an increased need in our community. We are responding by changing our operations to safely increase our distributions to feed the thousands of additional children, families, and seniors that are coming to us for help.
In order to quickly respond to this crisis, Forgotten Harvest collaborated with local nonprofit, government, and community leaders to implement critical contingency plans to deliver food in the most effective and safest way possible to address emergency food needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have opened 15 additional Forgotten Harvest On The Go Mobile pantry sites in strategic areas of the most need.
With the closure of businesses and schools, the economic impact of this unprecedented situation rapidly increased food insecurity by more than 50% for tens of thousands of children, families, and seniors throughout metro Detroit, particularly lower income families and hourly-wage workers in hard-hit service sectors. Our existing network of pantry partners are reporting the number of clients in their distribution lines have doubled at sites across southeast Michigan.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The economic impact of COVID-19 is likely to increase food insecurity in our community. Closures of businesses and schools could affect lower-income families and people with hourly wages in particular. While all support is appreciated, financial support lets us use your gift to meet the greatest needs. A donation of any amount helps us continue to respond.