Catching Up with Yvonne

By Yvonne Cavalli

 President of Bountiful Harvest


Meijer Simply Give Program

Meijer is sponsoring the Simply Give Program Sunday, July 3, 2022 - Saturday October 1, 2022. On 9/10, for every $10 Simply Give card your purchase, Meijer will donate a contribution of an additional $20, bringing the total of your donation to $30. During any other day during the campaign, Meijer will be adding an additional $10 making your donation equal $20.

School Lunches

Some of the schools are not offering free lunch. We will be continuing the lunch program during the school year. Any food donations for this program will be truly awesome. Some ideas are: Spaghetti-O’s, Spaghetti with meatballs, Beef Ravioli, snacks (chips, Rice Krispie treats, etc.), cereal, and microwaveable meals.


Pantry News

Food drives and donations are more important now than ever. The food supplement program was cut by 42%. This has been a huge impact on our supply. Couple that with inflation, recession, and food shortages, and the food drives and donations become even more of a priority.

To give you an idea of how much food is going out of the pantry monthly: A Mac truck with 18 wheels and a semi-trailer can carry up to 23 tons in the trailer. That is 46,000 pounds of food. We distribute monthly 48,000 pounds of food. That is 1 Ton (2,000 pounds) more food than fits in that semi.  


We are fast approaching that time of year when the Holidays come. Thanksgiving is around the corner and then Christmas. Please, keep that in mind when you see a good sale or are deciding what non-profit you want to give your end of year donation to. 


Learn how you can help!


With your support we are Mission Possible BY THE COMMUNITY, FOR THE COMMUNITY.

Pet Pantry

Dog daze of summer are fading fast to fall furry friend days. Check out our Chewy account for specific needs for our four-legged friends. Anything shipped from Amazon or Chewy is very appreciated and easy for you too. We are always in need of wet cat food.


With fall underway, that means Bulldog Football. Make a donation on behalf of your favorite Brighton High school varsity player. You can do this by using their number. For example, my Chewy donation was on behalf of #50. If we get a good turnout, we will show results and perhaps do some prizes at the end of season.

Chez Vonz News

School clothes and backpacks filled with school supplies have been flying out the door. We are so happy to be able to help so many children in our community. All possible because of you.


We are accepting fall and winter clothes as of now. If you are still cleaning out your children’s closet, please don’t throw away their shoes, our children need them. As a reminder, we cannot accept stuffed animals.

Halloween Costumes will be available the end of September through October. Watch next month’s newsletter for days and times.


We appreciate all you do. Thank you so much for supporting our Clothing Ministry. You are the backbone of this ministry.

Kidz Bitz – Computer Trivia

By Jeff Hauk, Director of Connected Kidz 


  1. When was the first computer invented?
  2. What was the first computer system that used color display?
  3. Popular computer brands like Apple, Dell and Microsoft started their offices from which place?
  4. What was the first console video game that allowed the game to be saved?
  5. What is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard?
  6. To celebrate its 30th birthday in 2010, Google placed a playable version of what arcade game on its homepage?
  7. What Harvard dropout co-founded Microsoft?
  8. What year was the very first model of the iPhone released?

Bountiful Harvest Fundraising Events

By Shannon Egenolf

Check out our Events page on our website for more details and information on how you can sign up for these fun, upcoming events!

Upcoming Events

September 18: Photo Scavenger Hunt at Brighton Coffee House

October 1: Car Show at Bountiful Harvest

October 16: Growler Event at Meijer Park in Brighton

November 19: Creative Crafters Holiday Bazaar

December: 12 Bars of Christmas

December 3-4: Santa Paws at the Brighton Bordine's

Opportunities to Help

Thanks for all your continued support! If anyone has any great fundraiser ideas, wants to volunteer or wants to sponsor a fundraiser for Bountiful Harvest, please contact Shannon Egenolf at  

Our Mission

Bountiful Harvest will feed, clothe and give aid for those in need with love, compassion and urgency.

Bountiful Harvest Hours


Tuesday - Friday

12:00pm - 4:00pm


9:00am - 12:00pm

Closed Sunday and Monday


Please check out our donation wish list. It is updated often with the needs for our clients. 


Check out the great opportunities and fun events. Sign up here or email us


We need leaders with great ideas. Contact us and join our team.

Donate Using AmazonSmile

Want an easy way to donate to Bountiful Harvest that won't cost you anything? The next time you order from Amazon, go to AmazonSmile and select Bountiful Harvest Inc. in Brighton MI as your favorite charity. AmazonSmile offers the same great products, same prices, and shopping experience as, the only difference is that Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase price to the charitable organization of your choice.

Bountiful Harvest Inc

290 E. Grand River Ave.

Brighton, MI 48116


Bountiful Harvest is an Equal Opportunity Provider


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