Press Release


Automation Alley partners with Forgotten Harvest to host Will (Net)work for Food event

2/25/2013 - Published by Automation Alley,  (TroyMI)
TROY, Mich., Feb. 25, 2013 — Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, is partnering with local charity Forgotten Harvest to help make a difference in the lives of families in need through the Will (Net)work for Food event, March 14 from 4 - 9 p.m.

Automation Alley and Forgotten Harvest are seeking volunteers to help feed hungry families by packing food for direct shipment to those in need from 4 - 7 p.m. at Forgotten Harvest in Oak Park. Then, all volunteers are invited to attend a networking reception at Local Kitchen & Bar in Ferndale for appetizers and conversation from 7:30 – 9 p.m.

“There are opportunities to network at Automation Alley every month, but not many are as significant as those where we can network and make a meaningful difference in our local community,” said Automation Alley Executive Director Ken Rogers. “I encourage our member companies to volunteer for this great cause and help Forgotten Harvest to feed hungry families in our area.”

For additional volunteer information from Forgotten Harvest on parking, proper attire, health and safety information, or to download and print a copy of the Volunteer Release of Liability form, visit the Event Calendar at All volunteers must bring a completed Volunteer Release of Liability form to the event.

The cost is $25 for members with pre-registration, or $35 at the door (if space is available). Foundation Members are invited to attend at no cost, but pre-registration is required. Registration price includes appetizers. A cash bar will be available. This is a member-only event. Pre-registration closes March 12 at close of business.

Forgotten Harvest is located at 21800 Greenfield Road in Oak Park. Local Kitchen & Bar is located at 344 W. Nine Mile Road in Ferndale.

About Automation Alley
Automation Alley is a technology business association driving the growth and image of Southeast Michigan’s economy through a collaborative culture that focuses on workforce and business development initiatives.

Since its founding in 1999, Automation Alley has expanded to include nearly 1,000 businesses, educational institutions and government entities from the city of Detroit and the surrounding eight-county region. Automation Alley promotes regional prosperity through entrepreneurial and exporting assistance, workforce development and technology acceleration.

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About Forgotten Harvest
Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste. Forgotten Harvest “rescued” 43.9 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 and how to help drive hunger from our community at


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