Michelle Jackson

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Air Date:  July 1, 2013

Michelle Jackson left her job in the corporate world to help her neighbors in Osborn, a neighborhood in Detroit.  She founded the Connor Creek Food Pantry, where once a week, people in need can get fresh and healthy food for free. Forgotten Harvest helps supply her with fresh vegetables and food, but she still has to turn away as many as 400 people every week.

People who come to Michelle’s food pantry often take the food for themselves and for neighbors in need. Michelle has even given food out of her own refrigerator when her food pantry runs short.

When the lease for Connor Creek Food Pantry ended, Michelle couldn’t afford to renew or move to another facility until “5-hour ENERGY® Helps Amazing People” presented her with a $50,000 check.

With the $50,000 from “5-hour ENERGY® Helps Amazing People”, Michelle plans on feeding at least 50,000 more people in need.

Forgotten Havest


For more information visit www.forgottenharvest.org


6 Responses to Michelle Jackson

  1. J Farrow July 2, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    I was touched by this story and want to know how can I help.

    • Ravenda Dallah July 8, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

      I am glad somebody in corporate America cares about the people right here starving. Thanks for showing good examples of a real hero.

  2. Sarah July 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    I admire your courage that makes you leaving your job, opening up your heart to help people, who’re in need who can’t buy like that healthy food you offer.
    You are absolutely one special lady Michelle Jackson !!

    Hope to come MI to be one of your foundation’s volunteers on any time you workout in your neighborhood, God Bless you, and all members of your team work <3

  3. Shanna July 12, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    I’m so glad that 5 hour Energy is doing this and bringing real home town heroes to light! These people inspire me more than celebrities because they are LIVING their goodwill to mankind everyday.
    Thanks for bringing their stories to all of us! Keep it up!

  4. M. M July 16, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    I think it’s amazing that they are giving money to the people that need it instead of the people that have lots of it. It makes me want to buy this energy drink just to motivate them to continue this trend!

  5. steven devin July 29, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    I think that the campaign to enlighten the public to the many wonderful hearts that surround us admirable and touching mind you it is a form of marketing there product But ! its fresh appealing and a new direction for what once was a missdirected idea for what people would purchase and why they have set a new high for advertiseing and for me that is applaudable.

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