The Rochester Adams High School football program tackled a different type of team on Aug. 23 in Fenton.
Adams sent 103 student-athletes and coaches from all three squads to volunteer at the Forgotten Harvest Farm, where the boys harvested 29,565 pounds of corn and zucchini.
The team also planted 21,600 cabbage seeds. The harvested food was delivered to more than 260 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area.
“We all worked together as a team, not just by ourselves," Varsity Captain Jordan Shive said. "We each took on different roles and ended up making a really good time out of working hard. It was cool to know that our effort was going to help others; not just work, but work with a purpose."
Forgotten Harvest estimates that the effort, which entailed more than 300 volunteer hours, will provide more than 50,000 meals.
Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems, hunger and waste. Forgotten Harvest “rescued” more than 45.5 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from 455 sources, 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 more than 260 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area.
Learn more about Forgotten Harvest at www.forgottenharvest.org.