Forgotten Harvest raises more than $50K with the help of Channel 7

Posted at 10:52 AM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 10:52:02-04

(WXYZ) — Last week, Channel 7 and The Rebound Detroit teamed up with Forgotten Harvest for a one-day fundraiser that raised more than $50,000.

We made a one-time $12,000 donation to Forgotten Harvest and we’re hoping you too can open your hearts and donate what you can.

Related: Channel 7 donates $12K Forgotten Harvest to fight food insecurity during pandemic

The gift was part of a larger initiative through E.W. Scripps, Channel 7's parent company. The Scripps Family Impact Fund is giving $1.6 million to three different initiatives, local food pantry support being one of them.

According to Forgotten Harvest, from 12 p.m. Thursday to 2 p.m. Friday, there were 357 donations made totaling more than $38,000. Combined with the $12,000 donation from Channel 7, the organization raised more than $50,000.

"Every dollar given to Forgotten Harvest means about $7 of groceries to everybody that we serve in our community," CEO Kirk Mayes told 7 Action News.

Forgotten Harvest has several food distribution sites in metro Detroit throughout the week based on the the needs in certain zip codes. Rosa Lewis lives near the distribution site at Wayne County Community College's Eastern Campus on Connor Ave, where several volunteers were out despite the rain distributing donated food to families.

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