DETROIT —Forgotten Harvest is teaming up with Midas to run a food collection event, “Drive out Hunger #1mile1meal” to raise money for hunger relief efforts. In addition to the food collection truck, there will be music, lemonade, and giveaways. The event is being held at the Lake Orion Midas location on Thursday. Collection begins at 8-10 a.m.
In addition to the food collection truck, there will be music, lemonade and giveaways. The Lake Orion event is part of a road trip covering 10,000 miles in 40 days across 25 cities in the U.S. and Canada, serving various local community food banks. For every use of #1Mile1Meal on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, Midas will donate another meal to local food banks.
Forgotten Harvest, an Oak Park based charity, has been fighting to prevent hunger in metro-Detroit since 1990. In 2014, they rescued around 48 million pounds of food from supermarket, restaurant, and other food distributors’ waste. Midas, an automotive repair shop, began “Drive out Hunger” in fall 2014 and presently has collected 75,000 meals.