What is the Michigan Harvest Gathering?
The Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) is an annual State-wide Campaign that raises food and funds for Michigan’s emergency food response. There are many contributing factors to why some Michiganders are in need of our help. Some folks in our communities have temporarily lost their job and don’t have the resources to shop for their week’s groceries. Many are elderly residents who have exhausted their fixed incomes on medications. There are children in Michigan who receive their only nutritious meals from free lunch at school. Unfortunately, hundreds of Michigan residents are turned away weekly from receiving supplemental groceries or a hot meal because there simply isn’t enough.
Since 1991, the Attorney General Bill Schuette and his wife, Cynthia Schuette have partnered with the Food Bank Council of Michigan to help strengthen the capacity of our state’s emergency food response. In it’s first 22 years, the MHG Campaign produced over 8.7 Million pounds of food and over $8.6 Million dollars. This is a testament to the good work that can happen when many hands and voices come together to alleviate hunger.
$500,000 and 350,000 pounds of food
September 19 - Kickoff at the State Capital
Join the Food Bank Council of Michigan, Attorney General Bill Schuette and many others as we kick off the 23rd annual Michigan Harvest Gathering
Novemeber 20th, 2013 - MHG Celebration Luncheon, The Kellogg Center in East Lansing, MI.
Come join us in celebrating the many hands that come together to make this State-wide program a success.
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In Michigan, 18% of households are struggling to put food on the table and nearly 1 in 6 children is at risk of hunger.
Meeting our 2013 goals will help hungry children, families and seniors throughout Michigan.