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:
Be a part of Forgotten Harvest’s mission to end hunger by volunteering your time. Forgotten Harvest accommodates groups, families, and individuals, and offers many different ways to help. Did you know they need up to sixty volunteers every day, six days of the week? With so many volunteer opportunities available, you’ll have no problem finding ways to give your time and join them in their mission to relieve hunger!
Take a look at our video to learn more and get a firsthand glimpse at how you can help.
“For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other.” – Millard Fuller
Forgotten Harvest has been a part of the Southeast Michigan community for 25 years. They provide food to the hungry throughout the area with support from over 800 grocers, food distributors, farms, and dairies. The food rescue operation takes perfectly good perishable foods like meat, dairy, vegetables, fruits and breads, and delivers them free of charge to food banks. The Oak Park based non-profit rescues food in the morning and distributes that food in the afternoon to 280 agencies in the area, six days a week. This year alone, Forgotten Harvest’s 35 trucks have rescued more than 48.8 million pounds of food. Continue reading