Michigan Harvest Gathering to provide 2.3 million meals

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and the Food Bank Council of Michigan recently announced that donations for the 27th Annual Michigan Harvest Gathering Giving Campaign reached $305,000 and 791,000 pounds of food. The donations will provide 2.3 million meals to families across Michigan.

"While many of us are lucky enough to know exactly where our next meal is coming from, 16 percent of households in Michigan do not," said Schuette. "That 16 percent is exactly why my wife Cynthia and I started the Harvest Gathering 27 years ago, to help end food insecurity in Michigan and make sure all Michigan families can put food on the tables not just around the holidays but 365 days a year."

This year's giving total was announced at the Annual Harvest Gathering Luncheon which also honors individuals who have made a difference in providing hunger relief across Michigan.

Partnered with the Food Bank Council of Michigan, Michigan Harvest Gathering's campaign has raised over 54 million meals for those in need. Since 1991, nearly 10 million pounds of food, and $10 million have been raised to stock the shelves and pantries of food banks across the State of Michigan.

To donate or find out more about the Michigan Harvest Gathering visit feedmichigan.org. Families in need of assistance can call their regional food bank or dial 211 to learn who is serving food in their area.

Published: Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Comments

  1. No comments
Sign in to post a comment »