It’s a tough time to go to the grocery store, and it can be scary, but it can also be a blessing for many.
Shoppers at Busch’s Fresh Food Market’s donated more than $375,000 in monetary and food donations to Forgotten Harvest through the store’s “Season of Sharing” food drive.
The community had several ways to get involved during the food drive, including purchasing a pre-made “Ready to Go” donation bag with 16 items for a family in need, making a donation at a Busch’s checkout register, purchasing gift cards, and donating bottle return slips.
“It’s easy to get lost in the commercial nature of the holiday season, but the true spirit of the holiday comes from giving back, giving thanks and lending a helping hand to those in need,” says Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest. “We are pleased to do this every year and appreciate working with great organizations like Busch’s because it’s truly important and meaningful.”
Forgotten Harvest and Busch’s work together year-round to fight hunger in metro Detroit. Busch’s has provided over $3,747,000 worth of food and financial support to Forgotten Harvest over the last 12 years. This ongoing partnership has and will continue to have a major impact and to help eliminate food waste and feed food-insecure families in metro Detroit.