Bountiful Harvest Inc. is committed to helping the needy of Livingston County with food and clothing.
We work with the local merchants and agencies to bring restoration to families who are struggling.
Bountiful Harvest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization fully operated by a volunteer staff and financially
supported by private contributions and grants. We are an equal opportunity provider.
CLIENT-CHOICE FOOD PANTRY: Over 4,300 families have become clients of the pantry. New families are added weekly. The choice of food includes: fresh meat, dairy products, canned goods, and fresh produce when in season. Also available are items such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, when available – baby food, diapers, wipes and formula.
CLOTHING PANTRY: The clothing pantry celebrated its 8th anniversary in November of 2018. We have been fortunate to supply clothing for newborn through adult sizes. We also have an “Interview Clothes” section for those who are going on job interviews. Our Annual Winter Coat Give-away (which includes hats, scarves, and gloves) is the second Saturday of November. In 2018, we gave away 924 winter coats.
FRIDAY EVENING MEAL: We provide a hot dinner on Friday evenings. The menu changes week-to-week: meatloaf, ham, pulled pork, roast beef, chef salad, etc. We also have protein boxes donated by Starbucks that are given out. We are currently serving over 100 dinners per week.
SATURDAY HOT BREAKFAST: Every Saturday we provide a hot breakfast to those in need. The breakfast includes: scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes or french toast, fruit, oatmeal, bagels, cream cheese, orange juice and coffee.
EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: We have three employment agencies who work with our clients to help them gain employment. Express Professional Employment, Work Skills and Kelly Services.
SCHOOL CLOTHES/BACKPACKS: New school clothes and backpacks filled with school supplies are given to clients children. In 2018, 167 backpacks and 163 sets of new school clothes were provided to children of our clients.
EASTER MEAL: We provided 13 pound hams and the fix-ins for Easter Dinner. In 2019, we provided 154 Easter dinners to our clients.
EASTER BASKETS: Easter Baskets are provided to the children of our clients. 200 Easter Baskets were provided to our clients children in 2019.
HALLOWEEN: Costumes, accessories and pumpkins (supplied by Simply Fresh) are given to children of our clients. 87 costumes and 60 pumpkins were given out in 2018.
THANKSGIVING MEAL: 14 lb. turkeys and all the fix-ins to families in need. Simply Fresh Market supplied the fresh vegetables, potatoes, cranberries, etc. In 2018, we provided 128 turkeys to our clients.
CHRISTMAS MEAL: 10 lb. hams and 14 lb. turkeys with all the fix-ins are given to families.
CHRISTMAS STORE: Every Friday and Saturday in December we offer our clients the ability to choose Christmas presents for their children. The children can go to a different room and select Christmas presents for their parents. We have wrapping stations so that all gifts are wrapped and ready to go under the tree. This is made possible by donations from St. Patrick Catholic Church, Alive Family Church, First Presbyterian Church, local merchants and community donation.
CONNECTED KIDZ: Connected Kidz is a DBA of Bountiful Harvest Inc. Jeff Hauk is the Director and creator of this program. Fifth Graders have been the recipients of “free laptop computers”, preparing them for middle school, high school and their future. The recipient must be on the “Free or Reduced Lunch Program”. Comcast offers them Internet for a flat $9.95 a month.
OTHER SERVICES OFFERED: Life Guidance Coaching Program, Bible Studies and Resource Navigator