Several hundred pounds of non-perishable foods collected at Heights Kroger store
HEIGHTS – Forgotten Harvest received a host of food products that will be shared with people in need as the result of police officers and volunteers, the Dearborn Heights Kroger store, and many people who contributed hundreds of pounds of non-perishable foods.
The Police Department was an active participant in the recent Kroger First Responder Food Drive, which saw nearly 30 stores located throughout southeast Michigan team up with local first responder agencies to collect food for two consecutive Saturdays, July 31 and Aug. 7.
Over the two Saturdays, nearly eight watermelon shipping containers, containing several hundred pounds of non-perishable foods were filled and transported to Forgotten Harvest.
“We are really proud of our officers and volunteers, and grateful to the folks from the Dearborn Heights Kroger store, Forgotten Harvest and Jaret El Amar for their help, and especially for so many individuals who dropped off food for this great cause” Police Chief Jerrod Hart said. “A lot of families in need will be the beneficiaries of the hard work that went into this drive. It was a great community effort.”