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Hunger Action Month: Double Your Donation to Forgotten Harvest


OAK PARK, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – September is Hunger Action Month, and this year a local foundation is partnering with Michigan-based Forgotten Harvest to help raise awareness and funds for the cause.

“This is our chance to spread the word about the importance of helping people who are fighting hunger,” said Forgotten Harvest CEO Kirk Mayes.

For the month of September, the PNC Foundation matches donations from Forgotten Harvest, up to $25,000.

“The reason we’re here is because people need help,” Mayes said. “So we can do what we need to do, we get trucks and food and we get it to where people need that help. So help us with our fuel, help us with our expenses to get this food.”

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Forgotten Harvest said there were more than 660,000 hungry neighbors in the Detroit metro area.

Last year, Forgotten Harvest saved more than 42 million pounds of food by collecting surplus prepared and perishable foods from more than 530 locations.

“Every donation made to Forgotten Harvest represents a multiplier of about seven dollars in groceries for everyone we serve in our community,” Mayes said. “If you give us $10, that’s about $70 worth of groceries falling into someone’s hands so they can do what they need to do to feed their family.”

In addition to donating, anyone can also show their support by wearing orange on Hunger Day of Action September 23, then post a photo on social media with the hashtags #HungerActionMonth and #ForgottenHarvest .


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