In December 2011, ACC established its partner- ship with Forgotten Harvest and kicked off its fresh food program which distributed food to those in need from its Youth Center in Detroit.
As a result of the growing need, in November 2017, ACC was able to expand its program through the support of funding from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families Office of Community Services. This funding allowed ACC to renovate a dilapidated 3,000 sq. ft. building to create the ACC Marketplace, located at 110 W. 7 Mile Road in Detroit. The building has enabled ACC to increase its food distribution operations, and with a commercial refrigerator and freezer, ACC is able to keep food on hand to assist com- munity member with emergency food support in addition to the weekly program.
Today, ACC’s Marketplace Program has grown to be one of Forgotten Harvest’s largest distribution sites. Currently, every Thursday ACC provides over 60,000 pounds of fresh food to hundreds of families and individuals utilizing a drive-thru model.
The Fresh Market Food Program is made possible through its partnership with Forgotten Harvest and the generosity of volunteers.