It is a simple and important phrase, yet often neglected: Thank you. In Detroit, it is easy to see the problems and give opinions about how to fix the problems. But it is another thing altogether to give more than just opinions. The highest praises should fall to those who—day in and day out—give of themselves in the service of others.
One in five Detroiters face hunger every day. Yet the U.S. has an abundance of good and edible food that goes to waste every day: About 96 billion pounds of food a year goes to landfills. Forgotten Harvest battles that waste. It is one of the largest and best organized food rescue operations in the United States — it rescues food from restaurants, schools, commercial kitchens, and other places to get the food to Detroit’s hungry.
This week we focus on telling the story of organizations, like Forgotten Harvest, who give selflessly to better our community. We thank them for all of their hard work, and we will provide you with information about how you can volunteer to help these organizations with their missions.