BENEFITING: Forgotten Harvest
ORGANIZER: Forgotten Harvest
The mission of Forgotten Harvest is to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing surplus, prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers.
Forgotten Harvest “rescued” 41 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from 800 sources, including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors and other Health Department-approved sources.
This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of-charge to 280 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area, such as food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless and domestic shelters, children’s homes, senior centers and group homes.
According to food industry standards, 1 pound of food = 1 meal, so this is the equivalent of 41 million meals per year.