Thanks for all your support and votes.
I'd like to say thank you to Aetna and everything that you already do for the communities across our country. And thank you for the Aetna Voice of Health Challenge. We know you already care about helping communities. And we at Forgotten Harvest care about healthy communities and we would like to put our name in the hat to win $20,000 to serve the people that we are touching every day in Southeast Michigan. Every dollar that is Donated to Forgotten Harvest means seven dollars of groceries to people that we serve. Our trucks that cover over 2000 square miles, working with grocers, farmers, and other supportive partners of our mission, will allow us to go get that food and get it to the community that we serve. Think about us, vote for us, and go to Forgotten Harvest and thank you for what you do.
We are dedicated to relieving hunger in metro Detroit and preventing nutritious food waste.
As metro Detroit's only food rescue organization, Forgotten Harvest is dedicated to relieving hunger in metro Detroit and preventing nutritious food waste. Last year we rescued over 45 million pounds of fresh food that would have otherwise gone to waste. Using our 35 refrigerated trucks, we rescue food from 800+ donors, including wholesalers, farmers, dairies, and 267 grocery stores. Our drivers then deliver this food at no charge to more than 250 agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and 60 mobile pantry sites.
Established in 1990 by Dr. Nancy Fishman. Inspired by a personal experience, Dr. Fishman vowed when she got back on her feet, she would not forget the families that she stood in line with her waiting for food assistance; instead she made a commitment to help others in need. Years later, Dr. Fishman used her own vehicle to gather food from restaurants and local events and transport that much needed food to soup kitchens and shelters. When an elderly couple read about her efforts, they thought she could use a van to increase services to those in need. Their anonymous donation was the purchase of Forgotten Harvest's first vehicle. Each year the amount of surplus fresh donated food grew while more individual donors, foundations, and companies gave generously. From those humble beginnings, Forgotten Harvest now provides over 40 million pounds of food for insecure children, seniors and families in Southeast Michigan.