DETROIT - Forgotten Harvest and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (Gleaners) are partnering with Ford Motor Company Fund, Charter One Foundation, and other corporate and community donors to provide 2 million meals to hungry southeast Michigan children this summer through their Hunger Free Summer campaign.
More than 300,000 children in southeast Michigan receive free or reduced-fee meals during the school year. In the summer months, they often go without. During the ten-week Hunger Free Summer campaign, (through September 1) donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000 by Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. Charter One, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hiller’s and The Young Foundation also will provide funding. Additionally, Hiller’s and Hollywood Market(s) shoppers can add a Hunger Free Summer donation to their bill at checkout registers.
Gleaners and Forgotten Harvest will provide children with food through their Summer Lunch, BackPack, Daily Bread and mobile pantry programs. Every $1 donation provides eight nutritious lunches for hungry children in SE Michigan.
Now through September 1, donations can be made:
* Online at www.HungerFreeSummer.org
* Calling 888-332-7140
* Text “HFS” TO 85944 (a $10 donation will be added to donor’s cell phone bill –message and data rates may apply.)
* Checks by Mail: Hunger Free Summer - P.O. Box 1380, Troy, MI 48099
* Adding a donation of $1, $3, $5 or more at all Hiller’s and Hollywood Market(s) checkout registers