Mon and Wed 10am-12noon. Tue and Thu 6:30pm-8pm. Sun 12noon-2pm to determine eligibility and to set up food pick up time.
For recurring assistance: Jewish individuals and families whose income falls within 200% of National Poverty Guidelines. All individuals, regardless of religious affiliation, can receive a food package at least one time.
Must provide proof of income. Must show government issued photo identification.
The mission of Forgotten Harvest is to relieve hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing surplus perishable and prepared food and donating it to emergency food providers. Forgotten Harvest is the only food rescue organization serving the metro Detroit area. For the past eight years Forgotten Harvest has increased its annual distribution of prepared and perishable foods from 1 million pounds in 2001 and in 2008 to a record of 9.5 millions pounds. With a fleet of 20 refrigerated trucks on the road six days a week (Monday through Saturday), servicing Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties, they are able to rescue fresh meat, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, fruit juice and baked goods. These products are delivered free of charge to 150 local agencies such as, soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries. By rescuing these products, they are able to help feed at-risk children, families and senior citizens living in poverty, while eliminating the waste of good healthy food, that otherwise would have gone into the land fills. Forgotten Harvest understands the vast changes that are taking place in the metro Detroit area, and is experiencing an increase in the need of local agencies requesting additional food to help feed the hungry. Despite their tremendous growth in service, there are still too many metro Detroit area children, families and senior citizens still going hungry, while large quantities of, highly nutritious foods are being discarded. Forgotten Harvest is dedicated to finding new donors, additional sources of nutritious food and the resources necessary to address the problem.
Mobile Pantry Program: Detroit is the poorest community in the country. In 2007, of all U.S. cities with a population of 250,000 or more, Detroit has the highest rate of people living in poverty at 33.8% and children living in poverty at 48.2%. The number of children living in poverty is substantially above the national average of 19%. At a time when their community is facing challenges, Forgotten Harvest is finding real solutions. Forgotten Harvest met the challenges by designing and implementing a Mobile Panty Program piloted in the summer of 08 to help eliminate hunger in metro-Detroit. The first Mobile Pantry Program began in the Osborn district and once a week distributes over 8,000 meals; they have established partnerships with the local area agencies in this area to bring on site once a week a well-stocked refrigerated trucked filled with healthy and nutritious foods that will help feed the at-risk children, families and senior citizens. These are residents who are living in the underserved, high-poverty neighborhoods where they have limited access to emergency feeding programs and local agencies have been extremely limited in their capacity to meet the needs of the most vulnerable neighbors. Forgotten Harvest is able to increase the availability and variety of nutritious fresh food researching high risk families who other wise would of gone hungry in the metro Detroit areas. The Mobile Pantry Program is helping to address the imbalance between readily available surplus fresh product, and the growing number of individuals and families in the Detroit area who are struggling on a daily basis to provide nutritious fresh food for their families.
Re-pack Program: Forgotten Harvest has partnered with Rock City Kitchen to provide nutritious healthy packaged meals for individuals and families throughout the metro Detroit areas. Each day Forgotten Harvest rescues and transports freshly cooked foods from large area establishments that would throw perfectly good food away. Rock City is able to rescue the large quantities of food; the food is brought back to Forgotten Harvest and is packaged into equal portions of protein and non-protein for individuals and families. Families and individuals are able to have a hot nutritious meal in their own home.
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Emmanuel Community Center
18313 John R St Highland Park, MI 48203 (313) 869-7104
Gleaners collects, warehouses, repacks and distributes in excess of 40 million pounds of food each year for over 600 local agencies in southeastern Michigan. GCFB is a vital link between available food and those who need it the most. GCFB is a member of Feeding America, Food Bank Council of Michigan & United Way for Southeastern Michigan.
Support for their programs comes from a variety of sources. Gifts from Individuals, Grants from Foundations, Workplace Giving Campaigns, and Corporate Sponsorship and Cause-Related Marketing are all sources from which they receive generous financial support. These funds used to carry out their mission of feeding hungry people in Michigan.
Offered the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 11am-1pm.
Low-income individuals and families in the 48221 zip code area.
Must provide proof of total household income including child support, pension, social security, etc demonstrating that income is below poverty guidelines. Must show proof of residency within Gesu boundaries. Must show ID for each member of the family.