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Metro Detroit companies raise $20K for 2-day food giveaway

Posted at 6:04 PM, May 15, 2020

(WXYZ) — Several companies joined together to help a community in Detroit.

Nino Salvaggio, Nagle Paving, Crown Enterprise and Roncelli Incorporated worked to raise $20,000 for a two-day food giveaway.

They worked with Forgotten Harvest to donate 500 meals to families on the city’s East side.

“It’s about corporate citizenship. It’s about giving back to the community. It’s about helping those in need,” said Thomas Wickersham of Roncelli.

Cars lined up on Miller street near Van Dyke to pick up food like chicken, milk, fruits and vegetables.

Wickersham said it’s heartwarming when the community supports each other.

“One car came by earlier today and gave us back two packages of sanitizing wipes because she had extra supplies at home.”

The group has also been donating meals to health care workers.

The volunteers are employees looking to do a good deed.

Wickersham says they will continue to support the community anyway they can, even after the shutdown is over.

“When you get done at the end of the day, it just makes you feel wonderful. You need to give back to the community and that’s what we are trying to do.”

To learn more about Forgotten Harvest, go to: https://www.forgottenharvest.org/