Forgotten Harvest- 5.24.13
On Friday, May 24, Quicken Loans team members spent their mornings packaging food for Forgotten Harvest, an organization that redistributes rescued food to over 250 hunger relief centers in the metro Detroit area.
None of the team members had previously volunteered at Forgotten Harvest, but they all truly enjoyed their time. Some even noted that serving their community was the perfect way to kick off their Memorial Day weekend. Our team members were tasked with re-packaging meat sticks by breaking them and putting them into 4 pound bags. In total, the QL team helped ensure
that 300 pounds of food would be redistributed to the Detroit community.
Forgotten Harvest creates a positive volunteer environment (with music and energetic staff members) but strives to educate every volunteer about the prevalence of hunger in the community.
One QL volunteer, Melanie Whalen, indicated that fellow team members had motivated her to go when they told her about the meaningful and fun volunteer experience they had had at Forgotten Harvest the week prior. For other team members, it is the hunger relief issue itself that is the true
motivating factor. Briana Jacobs said “I know what it feels like to be hungry and I know people that are still hungry and by being here, I can get more information to help those people.”
Either way, it was great to see many QL team members fighting hunger in our community!
For more information about Forgotten Harvest, please visit http://www.forgottenharvest.org/