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Forgotten Harvest

Forgotten Harvest is the only food rescue organization serving the Detroit metro area, established in 1990 to fight both hunger and food waste. The organization has increased distribution from 12,000 pounds of food annually to more than 45 million pounds annually working with a variety of partners such as wholesale distributors, retail grocery, restaurants, and local farmers. As of 2019, rescued food is transported through 34 refrigerated trucks and delivered to almost 300 agencies, food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens free of charge.

PROJECT AWARDED

Brightmoor Mobile Pantry Project: It is widely recognized that good nutrition is essential for children to be successful in school and life. The Brightmoor Mobile Pantry Project helps ensure families in the Brightmoor neighborhood in the City of Detroit receive the nutritious food needed to create healthy, stable environments for children and pregnant women.

PRI Loan: This loan will be used to purchase land on which Forgotten Harvest will build an expanded warehouse and food distribution center that will result in the distribution of a more nutritious mix of food to food-insecure families, more equitable distribution of food to underserved communities, and improved service to partner agencies.