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New York State Farm Bureau Members Donated Over 8 Million Pounds of Food to Food Banks Last Year


In a release, the New York Farm Bureau says their members throughout the state have donated 8 million pounds of food to regional food banks in the state last year through the Harvest for All program.

“New York agriculture has a long commitment of giving back. We understand the importance of fresh, healthy food to our communities, and how it makes a difference. I would like to thank every farm that donated last year and to give thanks to Feeding New York State for its work to bridge the connection between our farm families and those in need. New York Farm Bureau will continue to work hard to build a stronger food system and increase food access for all New Yorkers.”

said Rich De Meyer, New York Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Chair.

New York State had the second highest donations in food in the nation, Florida ranked number one. The numbers were announced during the annual American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Conference in Omaha, NE. Additionally, the Farm Bureau’s YF&R program was recognized for their 250 hours of volunteering and collections totaling $25,000 from donations to regional food banks.

“Feeding New York State thanks the farmers of New York for their incredible donations of top-quality fresh food. Our 10 food banks feed millions of our neighbors, but we could do none of this work without the farmers who produce our food. My dad used to say, “Work is love made visible”. Our work together is how we all love our neighbors. We look forward to the year ahead with hope for a good growing season, good health and good shared work.” said Dan Egan, Feeding New York State Executive Director.

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