The 16th Annual “Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger” was hosted on Friday, August 17 at the Westborn Market in Berkley by Forgotten Harvest. This event also served once again as the non-profit’s Woodward Dream Cruise preview party. Each year, the Dream Cruise spans 16 miles of historic Woodward Avenue from Ferndale to Pontiac with 40,000 classic rides along with over 1.4 million spectators. Some of the highlights of the event included: Metro Detroit’s best taste fest, specialty cocktails and craft brews, live music by Larry Lee and the Back in the Day Band, Photo Booths, and a silent auction featuring the best of metro Detroit.
Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 in order to fight two interlinked problems in Metro Detroit: hunger and waste. They are dedicated to relieving hunger in the area while preventing nutritious food waste. Within the last year, Forgotten Harvest has “rescued” over 45 million pounds of food by collecting a surplus of prepared and perishable food from 800 sources, including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors and other sources approved by the Health Department. The donated food that otherwise would go to waste, was then delivered to 250 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area free-of-charge.
Forgotten Harvest covers 2,000-square miles in their efforts to feed hungry people which include the Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.
The Suburban Collection believes strongly in supporting organizations that fulfill the basic needs of people in their local communities as proud sponsors of this important event.