Five years ago, Johnnie Townsend had a vision. He wanted to start giving back to the community that helped raise him. As a native Detroiter, he took a look around and noticed there are plenty of individuals who need help here, locally. He started cleaning out his pantry and collecting food donations to bring to local churches, shelters, and food banks.
Seeing the difference he made with just donations, Johnnie started volunteering his time at some local churches serving fresh, hot meals to the homeless in the community. The conversations he had and the stories he heard kept his drive and passion alive. However, he knew he could be doing more.
In 2019, with the help of his eldest daughter and son-in-law, Johnnie began the process in making iCARE an official nonprofit. Minority owned, and family run, iCARE, Fighting Hunger Foundation is already making huge strides in comparison to where we started five years ago. To this day, we have helped eight different organizations in the Metro Detroit/Detroit area. We are proud of the work we've accomplished, and look forward to doing more.