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Bountiful Harvest breaks ground on new facility in Brighton

Non-Profit New Facility Ground Breaking – Livingston County (Brighton)


Brighton’s Bountiful Harvest, Inc (501c3) is a non-profit focused on advocating for the hungry and displaced, is excited to invite civic leaders, local media and community stakeholders to their groundbreaking for a new facility that, for the first time, will give the organization a permanent location from which to provide warm meals and take-out food, clothing, counseling and other basic needs through a 100-percent volunteer workforce with no government funding. This is truly a community outreach effort.


While more than half of the financial resource have been secured for the project, there is still a major fundraising gap. We invite you to join us to familiarize yourself with the project and help us to spread the word so others who may want to help this project succeed can get involved.


Bountiful Harvest Community Center Groundbreaking

LOCATION: 300 E. Grand River, Brighton, MI 48116 (Back parking lot of First Presbyterian Church) DATE: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

TIME: 3:00PM

NOTE: Bring a shovel and help break ground as a community


CONTACT:          Terry Simpson,



Project Background and Details:


  • Bountiful Harvest has previously operated out of a church basement and shared space in the Brighton Community Center. These arrangements, while appreciated, have limited services, operations and community impact in a time when individuals and families are struggling to meet basic financial and household needs.


  • The new facility will more than triple Bountiful Harvest’s ability to serve needing individuals and families in Livingston County, and transform the way they can serve the community with permanent, full-time service capabilities. As a reference, in 2017, Bountiful Harvest provided services for 4,500 families and since 2011 has distributed over 1.4M pounds of food.


  • $380,000 of the $590,000 needed to complete the building has been covered through financial donations and in-kind services being donated by local businesses. Major project partners include:
    • First Presbyterian Church – Land Donation
    • Brighton Rotary – $55,000 donation + $20,000 in matching funds still available
    • Lindhout Associates – Architectural Services
    • BD Donovan Builders – Construction Management
    • Metro Consulting Associates – Civil Engineering and Surveying
    • Strategic Energy Solutions – Mechanical, Electrical and Geothermal Engineering
    • Midwest Geothermal – Geothermal Installation Contractor
    • G2 Consulting – Geotechnical Engineering


• Despite a funding gap, construction will commence to finalize the exterior work by mid-

December, prior to winter conditions. It is expected that the interior portion will be completed

and functional by April 1, 2019.

To donate construction/contracting services for any portion of the building or to make a financial

contribution, please contact Terry Simpson at 734-649-3906 or email at or

click on Bountiful Harvest is a 501c3

and donations are tax-deductible.


About Bountiful Harvest

Bountiful Harvest is committed to helping the needy individuals and families of Livingston County.

Working with local merchants and agencies, they provide those in need with food, clothing, crafts,

support groups and counseling. Most important, clients are given a chance to restore their families, lives

and hope. For more information on Bountiful Pantry, please visit

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