Harvest For All Program Supplements Local Food Banks
“Harvest for all is a partnership with AFBF young farmers and ranchers and local food charities. So we provide food to people in need around the United States. It could be rural, it could be urban, but basically, it's an opportunity for our state farm bureaus and our county farm bureaus to work together with food charities and be able to make a positive impact.”
He says this program creates more access to food.
“This is a great opportunity and so important because as farmers and ranchers, we have a mission to feed America to feed the people and this is an opportunity for us to do it directly to be able to donate whether it be food or whether it be volunteer hours and continue to make that impact and make it one on one and have that close contribution.”
Fimon says it is amazing to see what the local and state farm bureaus are doing and the time they put into the program to take an ongoing step to make a positive impact in their community. And according to the organization, farm, and ranch families from across the nation, donated 25.3 million pounds of food and raised more than $1 million to help fight hunger and 2022 through the AFBF harvest for all program. Combine, the monetary and food donations totaled an equivalent of 31.1 million meals.