Harvest Heatwave to benefit Forgotten Harvest at Beacon Park in Detroit


Forgotten Harvest has announced its newest family-friendly fundraising event, Harvest Heatwave, presented by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services on Friday, August 12, 2022 from 6:00 to 10:30 p.m. at Beacon Park 1901 Grand River Ave. in downtown Detroit. Featuring food trucks, drinks, outdoor games, music, and a screening of movie classic The Sandlot under the stars, Harvest Heatwave promises to be an educational and entertaining experience for Forgotten Harvest supporters of all ages.

Proceeds from tickets, sponsorships and auction sales will benefit Forgotten Harvest’s distribution efforts to fight food waste and food insecurity across Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. Tickets for the event are on sale now and include a meal, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, and access to event activities –

  • Kids 18 & under Free
  • Adults $50

For full event information and to purchase tickets, visit forgottenharvest.org/harvestheatwave2022.
Guests can enjoy meals from the event’s Food Truck Village featuring metro Detroit food trucks Satellite, The Drunken Rooster, and Nu Deli. Complimentary ice cream will be served courtesy of Guernsey Farms Dairy. Additionally, Lumen will host a pop-up bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for event attendees as well.

In addition to the outdoor movie, guests will be able to participate in a number of family-friendly activities, including a gardening activation sponsored by Carhartt, cornhole, Giant Jenga and Connect 4, a kids zone with coloring activities and prizes, a photo booth, and a dancefloor and DJ.


Sponsorship packages begin at $1,000 and include several event extras and promotional benefits. For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Erica Marra at emarra@forgottenharvest.org.


An online auction will take place in conjunction with this event, open Aug. 1 – Aug. 14. For questions regarding the auction or information on how to donate an item, please contact Hank Wolfe Rodriguez at hwolfe@forgottenharvest.org.

Forgotten Harvest warmly thanks additional Harvest Heatwave sponsors for their support: Display Group, MGM Grand Detroit, Assemblers Precast & Steel Services Inc, Giffels Webster, International Precast Solutions, Kroger Co. of Michigan, John & Joanne Carter, Kevin & Carrie Kernen, and Arlene & Mark Rubenstein.

About Forgotten Harvest

Oak Park, Michigan-based Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste. Forgotten Harvest rescued over 52 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from over 530 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 200 emergency food providers in the metro Detroit area. Learn more about Forgotten Harvest and how to help drive hunger from our community at www.forgottenharvest.org.


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