What is Michigan Harvest Gathering?
Michigan Harvest Gathering is an annual event (September-November) during which food and funds are raised to support our membersâ€”the state’s nine regional food banks. The regional food banks serve agencies such as food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in all 83 Michigan counties. Food and funds collected during the campaign are used to keep the food banks’ shelves stocked and to assist in the high transportation costs incurred in moving food around the state.
Michigan residents can drop off nonperishable food items at Secretary of State branch offices. People are asked to donate items such as peanut butter, canned tuna and other meat, and canned fruits, vegetables and soups. All nonperishable food items are welcome. Donations will be accepted at all branch offices through Friday, December 12.