Art Van to make $1M donation to Forgotten Harvest

Published On: Oct 09 2012 04:18:25 AM EDT
OAK PARK, Mich. -

Art Van Furniture will donate $1 million to a southeast Michigan food rescue organization.

The Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge donation will be presented Tuesday morning at the launch of Forgotten Harvest's Good Neighbor Campaign in Oak Park, north of Detroit.

Forgotten Harvest says the grant is the largest corporate donation in the nonprofit's history. Art Van's donation will provide the equivalent of 14,000 meals a day to people facing hunger in the Detroit area.

Forgotten Harvest delivered 42 million pounds of fresh food for people in or near poverty during the 2011-12 fiscal year.

The charity operates dozens of trucks that arrive at the back doors of grocery stores in southeastern Michigan, taking food that's still fresh and safe to consume.