Fundraiser Supports Forgotten Harvest


OAK PARK — More than 1,000 Detroit residents, including nearly 600 children will be served by food providers throughout the city of Detroit on Dec. 15 at the sixth annual Good Neighbor Holiday Dinner hosted by Forgotten Harvest and the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

“This event is a celebration of the heart that is Detroit, not only during the holidays but also throughout the year,” says Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest. “Over 58 percent of our kids live in poverty in the city of Detroit.”

The event will serve as a holiday celebration for those in need, and made possible thanks to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, the GM Foundation, and GM employee volunteers who will be preparing food, setting up the facility, managing the buffet lines, and distributing gifts.

In addition to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center and the GM Foundation, other event sponsors include: Bodman PLC; Bridgestone; Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix; Comer Foundation; C & S Companies; DTE Energy; Cynthia & Edsel Ford; Mike & Julie Garavaglia; Garden Fresh Gourmet; Harness, Dickey and Pierce; Hollywood Markets; Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, PC; Kroger Co.;; Michael & Peggy Pitt; Stephen & Beth Swartz; Telemus Capital, LLC; Westin Book Cadillac and Wolverine Packing.