Project Description

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis

We need YOUR help to do the impossible. During COVID-19, the Michigan food bank network has been distributing an average of 4.5 million pounds of food per week. We are projecting the need to increase by 15% this winter, equating to 667,000 MORE pounds of food per week. The harsher weather and the long tail of the pandemic will certainly result in more challenges for the families we serve and our network. We Michiganders have grit, but the need is great!

Tune in this evening at 9 p.m. on WJR radio to hear from the co-founder of the Michigan Harvest Gathering and Michigan’s 53rd Attorney General Bill Schuette. Bill and his wife Cynthia created the Michigan Harvest Gathering 30 years ago. The Michigan Harvest Gathering is an annual statewide campaign that raises food and funds for Michigan’s emergency food response. Within these 30 years we have raised $10,943,211 and collected 12,456,858 pounds of food, equating to 93,319,680 meals for our hungry neighbors. Our NEW interactive website allows community members to shop virtually for our network’s most needed items or make a general donation to MHG. There is a food gap and YOU can help is fill it at

Help hungry Michiganders weather this storm by keeping #FOODFIRST.