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Thank You to all that participated in the 23rd annual Michigan Harvest Gathering!  


Your commitment to ending hunger in Michigan is very much appreciated.





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The Movers for Meals Program coordinates with the Michigan Harvest Gathering!  Find out more here!


Kickoff at the Capitol

Lansing, Michigan | September 19th, 2013

Kareemah El-AminAttorney General & Kareemah El-Amin


Kareemah El-Amin, Executive Director Attorney General Bill Schuette

Food Bank Council of Michigan



What is the Michigan Harvest Gathering?

two men eatingThe 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.  

MHG Please Give


2013 Goals: 
$500,000 and 350,000 pounds of food
Important Dates:
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.  
For ticket sales information, please visit: or call (517) 485-1202.

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The Need
In Michigan, 18% of households are struggling to put food on the table and nearly 1 in 6 children is at risk of hunger.


The Outcome
Meeting our 2013 goals will help hungry children, families and seniors throughout Michigan.


Please Give

The Blake Family and Kareemah El-Amin

Blake Farms Receive Golden Harvest Award at 2012 Michigan Harvest Gathering Celebration Luncheon.

To read more about the Blake's & how Michigan farmers work with the Food Bank Council of Michigan, click here.


Food Bank Council of Michigan
330 Marshall Street  Suite 102, Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: 517-485-1202 or 800-552-4483
Fax: 517-485-2630 | Email:


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