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Posted on May 29, 2019

Forgotten Harvest Announces ‘On Track to End Hunger’ Event With ‘Premier Thrill Ride Experience’ at M1 Concourse Aug. 24

OAK PARK, Mich. – Forgotten Harvest announces its first-ever “On Track
to End Hunger” event on Saturday, August 24, 2019, to raise money for metro Detroit’s food-insecure, while providing guests with an exclusive opportunity to experience the M1 Concourse performance track in Pontiac, Mich.

On Track to End Hunger, presented by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, will provide a premier VIP experience, benefiting Forgotten Harvest. The first 300 VIP attendees to reserve their ride will be able to take part in the “Premier Thrill Ride Experience” at the state-of-the-art 1.5-mile M1 Concourse performance track. There will also be live music, food and drinks. The event will take place on the 87-acre M1 Concourse at 1 Concourse Dr. in Pontiac beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Kirk Mayes CEO of Forgotten Harvest says, “As the Motor City’s premier food rescue organization, I am excited to continue our long history of providing amazing fund-raising events with a totally new and unique VIP automotive-themed event for Forgotten Harvest. Along with our presenting sponsor Mercedes-Benz Financial Services we will work to raise the money we need to feed the children, seniors and veterans in the tri-county area who are food insecure.”

Funds raised will benefit Forgotten Harvest’s network of more than 250 agencies in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. To help reach the goal of providing nearly 750,000 meals for those in need in metro Detroit, there are multiple sponsorship levels to choose from, ranging from $1,000 to $15,000. Some sponsor packages include VIP Thrill Rides, your name or logo placement on event collateral, and more.

Individual tickets are also available for $150 per person. Additional “VIP Thrill Ride” tickets may be purchased by Patron level sponsors or above.

Event website For additional information on how to become a sponsor, donate auction items or to purchase individual tickets, please contact Rebecca Gade-Sawicki at 248-864-7527 or email at

Members of the working media who wish to seek in-studio or in-person interviews we ask that you contact Marli Blackman 313-790-1076.

About Forgotten Harvest

Oak Park, Michigan-based Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste. Forgotten Harvest “rescued” over 41.5 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from over 800 locations, 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 over 250 emergency food providers in the metro Detroit area. Learn more about Forgotten Harvest and how to help drive hunger from our community at