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 was established in 1990 by one courageous woman - who had experienced hunger with her own family. Our mission remains simple: we rescue good food, which would otherwise go to waste, to feed people in our community who would otherwise go hungry.
We distribute this fresh, perishable food to 280 agency partners including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless and domestic shelters, children’s homes, senior centers and group homes.
We partner with over 455 grocers, restaurants, farmers, growers, national food sources, caterers and more to provide the critical link to this healthy, surplus food to those in need in metro Detroit.