May 6, 2011
Carhartt Outfits Forgotten Harvest Drivers
Carhartt Joins Forces With Forgotten Harvest To Provide Apparel For Drivers
The Oakland Press
Forgotten Harvest, which provides prepared and perishable foods, has partnered with Carhartt, a manufacturer of premium work wear, to outfit all of its drivers with a full line of all- weather Carhartt work wear.
More than $30,000 worth of donated gear has been supplied to the Forgotten Harvest drivers.
"Every day emergency food providers in the tri- county area expect to see a Forgotten Harvest truck delivering fresh food to help feed their community‘s hungry, regardless of the elements, because if our trucks don‘t deliver, people don‘t eat," said Susan Goodell, president and CEO of Forgotten Harvest.
"We rely on our drivers, so we are very thankful for this generous gift from Carhartt to ensure they are protected during winter months."
Each driver were equipped head to toe with jackets, shirts, pants, boots and hats to handle harsh winter elements as well as attire for the coming year. Carhartt also agreed to equip any new drivers brought into the Forgotten Harvest family.
The drivers pick up fresh food daily from 455 food donors and deliver it to 158 emergency food providers in Metro Detroit.
Forgotten Harvest "rescued" 19.4 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from 455 sources, including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors and other Health Department- approved sources.
This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free of charge to 158 emergency food providers in the metro Detroit area.