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The Detroit Tigers have partnered with Kroger to donate over 41,000 meals to Forgotten Harvest’s Detroit Summer Lunch Program, a program which provides nourishment for at-risk kids who’ve lost access to school meals during the summer.

Formed in 1990, Forgotten Harvest helps metro Detroit families who struggle with the cost of basic life necessities. By rescuing food surpluses from grocery stores, markets, restaurants, caterers and more, Forgotten Harvest helps bridge the income gap for thousands of families in need.

On Opening Day, the Detroit Tigers and Kroger are donating to the Summer League Program 41,083 nutritious lunches, one lunch for every seat at Comerica Park. The meals will support more than 1,000 children throughout metro Detroit.

Last year, the Ilitch companies donated to Forgotten Harvest 6,500 lbs. of food from Little Caesars Arena and 23 pallets of food from MotorCity Hotel, all to support Detroiters in need impacted by the pandemic. 

To learn more about Forgotten Harvest and how you can help, visit ForgottenHarvest.org.