Forgotten Harvest is one of the largest and most efficient food rescue organizations in the United States of America. The organization rescues fresh, nutritious surplus food and sends it to hungry communities. Last year, they rescued 45 million pounds of food that would have otherwise been wasted; each pound represents a meal enjoyed by a community member who needs it.
Take a look at this video that goes behind the scenes at the Forgotten Harvest warehouse in Oak Park:
You can help to ensure that every family has food on the table this holiday season by donating surplus prepared and perishable food to Forgotten Harvest. Founded 27 years ago in Metro Detroit, Forgotten Harvest has grown to become the largest and most efficient food rescue organization in the United States.
Forgotten Harvest’s charitable footprint is massive in scale. The organization covers 2,000 square miles, distributing millions of pounds of food to 250 emergency food providers in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. Last year, Forgotten Harvest rescued 45 million pounds of food that would have been otherwise wasted. Each pound represents a meal enjoyed by community members in need.
In its 29th year, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is collecting coats for its “Coats for the Cold” drive through November 30th at over 60 Oakland County locations. The coat drive is sponsored by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with 1-800-MINI-STORAGE, COWS (Container on Wheels Mobile Storage), Real Estate One, Genisys Credit Union, 89X Detroit, 101 WRIF Detroit, and many other community organizations around Oakland County. 1-800-MINI-STORAGE, is providing the boxes for coat drop-off sites around the county, and COWS is providing their portable storage units at several drop-off sites as well.
Every year the coats are distributed to local organizations that help those in need, allowing for donations to directly impact those in the area. Click here to find a drop-off location near you.
Visit the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office website for more information, or follow them on Facebook.