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Rescuing food for Metro Detroit // Independent grocery stores and gas stations face changes

A two parter. First, the CEO of Forgotten Harvest, Adrian Lewis joins me to talk about rescuing food and getting food that maybe you didn’t buy at the grocery store but has a lot of goodness in it into the hands of those who need it. Then, Bill Wild from the Midwest Independent Retailers association and I talk about the changes facing independent grocery stores and gas stations. Link to vote in the Podcast Awards for us – We are in the News and Politics category as well as People’s Choic...

Seth Meyers Coming To Detroit, Will Headline Forgotten Harvest Comedy Night June 17

You can watch Seth Meyers five nights a week on NBC’s Late Night, but you can see him up close and personal when he headlines Forgotten Harvest’s 25h annual Comedy Night June 17 at the Fox Theatre. The event will help raise money for Forgotten Harvest, which rescues food by collecting surplus, prepared and perishable food from grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors, and other health department-approved sources and delivered it free of charge to 250...

18 Local non profits receive $13.4 million in grant money

On Wednesday, the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation announced that 18 local nonprofits will receive a total of $13.4 million in legacy grants, ranging from $25,000 to $2 million. The foundation is the legacy of the late Ralph C. Wilson Jr, who passed last year. Wilson is best known as the founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills NFL team, as well as for creating Ralph Wilson Equity Fund LLC, an investment firm based in Grosse Pointe Park. Among the recipients are Walsh College, Forgotten Harvest,...

Two Nonprofit Giants Join Forces To Fight Food Insecurity In Detroit

Today, Gleaner’s Food Bank and Forgotten Harvest with the help of the PepsiCo Foundation, announced the launch of two new food delivery programs that will significant enhance the firepower in the fight against food insecurity in Southeastern Michigan. The first program, “My Neighborhood Mobile Grocery,” was created through the collaboration of Gleaners Foodbank and PepsiCo. It’s a traveling pantry that will enable the nearly one third of Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) Clien...

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Prepares For A Week of Caring

It’s easy for companies to pay lip service when it comes to strengthening and enhancing their communities. It’s another thing entirely for them to actually commit to making a difference, especially where it counts. For the third year in a row, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services will send more than 500 volunteers into the community to participate in a number of different service projects. This Week of Caring runs from Sept. 21-25, and it aims to strengthen Metro Detroit’s community in the areas o...

10 Ways You Can Get Involved in Detroit

Non-profits are vital to Detroit. They provide a variety of services for the less fortunate among us. However, non-profits can’t function without volunteers. The next time you have some free time, consider volunteering at one of these 10 organizations making an impact in Metro Detroit. Mosaic Youth Theatre If you want to support Detroit’s young artists, check out Mosaic Youth Theatre. Mosaic is regarded as one of Southeast Michigan’s cultural treasures, and the organization has participa...

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