MEIJER in Brighton will be starting up the SIMPLY GIVE PROGRAM from  February 14, 2021  through April 10, 2021.  During this time, when you purchase a Simply Give $10 Give Card, Meijer will add another $10 with it and give us $20.  On Saturday, March 13, 2021 and Saturday, April 3, 2021 are DOUBLE DAYS at MEIJER.  For every donation purchased, MEIJER double match Simply Give Card that is purchased.  A $100 donation on those two days would equal $300 coming to Bountiful Harvest.  Please mark your calendar!


At Bountiful Harvest, we know that your pets are family members. During these difficult economic times, we understand that many people are finding it hard to afford to feed their pets. This is why we are extremely excited to add our new Pet Food Pantry to the list of programs we offer.

Our staff of volunteers is comprised of animal lovers and we are committed to keeping pets in their loving forever homes and out of shelters. We never want anyone to have to sacrifice their pet to a shelter due to the affordability of their food. Now in addition to obtaining your groceries, you will also be offered a full month of food for your dog or cat.

During these stressful times, our animals provide us with comfort and unconditional love that we all need, especially now. We are proud to be one of the few pet food pantries in the state of Michigan.

We are
accepting private donations for any kind of pet food. Please know that Bountiful Harvest is here to help your four-legged family member too! Delivery of pet food is only offered with delivery of grocery orders. If you have special circumstances, please contact us.

This program is overseen by an amazing woman, April.
We love her and you will too.  
Catching up with Yvonne
By Yvonne Cavalli, President, 
Bountiful Harvest, Inc., 810-360-0271
The figures are in and 2020 was a record-breaking year for Bountiful HarvestThanks to the residents and businesses in Livingston County we distributed over 530,000 pounds of food to the people in need in our county.  Countless clothes, over 1,000 winter coats, boots, gloves, etc. We delivered over 23,000 hot meals.  Connected Kidz gave over 100 laptop computers to children who were in need and schooling was virtual.  Thank you for making this possible.


Meijer in Brighton has once again held the Simply Give Program and the response on the double days were staggering.  We have received the total and it was a very generous $10,760 in food gift cards.
YEAH!  Once again the generous people of Livingston County came through for the people in need.
Last year we spent over $130,000 for food.  So, if you don’t think what you donated matters much, well please think again.  Donations received were from $0.68 to $10,000.  It all adds up and meets the need. 
We are proud to announce that we now have a Pet Section
One for Cats and one for Dogs.   
Please be assured we will have food for your pet family members.  We also have pet clothes, booties, etc.

We are also looking for office help:  answer phones, take orders, scheduling, making copies, etc.    We need two volunteers to man the phones, etc.  Tuesday through Friday 9:00am until 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  Our you can opt for the entire day 9:00am until 4:00pm.  The 1st and 3rd Saturdays we need office help from 7:30am until 12:00pm.
We are in desperate need of a driver for Thursday afternoons.  Please call me if you think you might be interested.

Meijer will be running the Simply Give Program again from February 14, 2021 until April 10, 2021.  They have added this campaign due to increased need with COVID.  The double days will be Saturday, March 13, 2021 and Saturday, April 3, 2021.  This means that on those two days Meijer will not only match the $10 donation and make it $20, they will instead add $20 to your $10 donation and make it $30. 
For volunteering, go to Sign Up Genius, put Bountiful Harvest Inc in the search area and it will take you to our page.   You can sign up for the day, time and position of your choice.  We especially need help in the afternoon Tuesday through Friday.  Drivers are needed for Thursday and Friday afternoons. 

 Small Hands Big Hearts applied to Aldi for a monetary donation for Bountiful Harvest.  They received the donation in the form of a check for $1,500 and $500 in Aldi Gift cards.  WOW!  This group of young people are so caring and giving.  They are now and will grow to be pillars of the community.

   El Arbol  ran a fundraiser for us by taking the part of the rental from their Igloos and donating $3,783 to us.  What an ingenious idea.  It was a true blessing to the pantry.  Thank you El Arbol.
There is so much more I could write about, but I know you would rather wait until next month (hehe)

Have a Blessed Month
 Yvonne Cavalli
By Shannon Egenolf, 248-342-2131

A fundraising committee is forming to help not only come up with different events, but also to help run events.  I hope to start monthly meetings later in February, either in person or via Zoom.
If you are interested in joining please contact me. 

Noreen Owens Photography has extended their fundraiser to run until February 14th.  You pay $99 for a family photo session (worth $500) – all proceeds go to Bountiful Harvest.  

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 me. 
Read More

 Chez Vonz News!
By Michelle Benser, Chez Vonz Manager 

Forgot to mention last month that the children received clothes as well as toys for Christmas .  We had enough toys that grandparents were able to pick out gifts for their grandchildren. Each child also received a Christmas stocking  filled with surprises.
 Winter coats, some boots, scarves, etc are still available.  Winter boots and shoes are still being accepted.  (men’s, women’s and children).  We especially need sizes 10 and up for both men and women.
We are now back to having the clothing store set up.  We are allowing
one client at a time to come in and shop for clothing, shoes, etc.  You must wear a mask and do a COVID screening (not test) before entering.  Please be diligent with how long you spend in picking out clothing as we can only allow 1 person in at a time.  You will be asked to leave and come back another time if you take too long.  We are extremely busy this time of year and with COVID it is even harder. 
 Winter clothing is still being accepted.  Please bring them to the pantry Tuesday through Friday 10:00am until 4:00pm, Saturday 9:00am until 11:30am.  PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS OUTSIDE.  The animals or the weather will get to them and they will end up in the dumpster.   If you cannot come during our regular hours, please call and we will work with you on receiving the donations,
Our clothing store is open Tuesday through Friday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and 9:00am until 11:30am on Saturday. 
You are so appreciated.  Thank you so much for supporting our Clothing Ministry.
Without you we couldn’t do this work.

Thank you!
Michelle Benser
Chez Vonz Manager

The following is the donation wish list. 
This list is updated often depending on our needs for our clients. 

Macaroni & Cheese
Chicken Noodle Soup
Creamed Mushroom Soup
Grape & Strawberry Jelly
 Canned Spaghetti & Meatballs
Instant Mashed Potatoes

Toilet Paper

The Amazon Wish List is another
convenient way that you can donate. 

Simply go to the following link: 
Bountiful Harvest Amazon Wish List 
Add an item from our list to your cart and checkout.  It is that simple!! 
The item will then be mailed directly to Bountiful Harvest.
How can YOU make a difference
in the lives of people in need?
Consider making a one-time or
monthly monetary donation

$ 25.00 =  75 meals
$ 50.00 = 150 meals           $100.00 = 300 meals

Visit the Donations page of the Bountiful Harvest website
Consider donating your time


Our Mission.

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

Contact Us

Yvonne Cavalli

Tina Thalacker
Vice President

Jeff Hauk
Director of Connected Kidz

Cathy Brown

Marketing Director

Emily Baughn 
Social Media Coordinator

Kathleen Miller

Shannon Egenolf
Head of Fundraising

Michelle Perry
(Temporary leave of absence)


Bountiful Harvest
290 East Grand River 
Brighton, MI 48116

Bountiful Harvest Hours:

Tuesday - Friday
12:00pm - 4:00pm
8:00am - 12:00pm



Contact Us:
Bountiful Harvest
290 East Grand River, Brighton,  MI 48116   |  810-360-0271

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Copyright © 2019 Bountiful Harvest of Livingston County, All rights reserved.

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Bountiful Harvest · 803 West Main St. · Brighton, Mi 48114 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp