Looking ahead – December is Farm to Food Bank Month

Looking ahead – December is Farm to Food Bank Month

November 7, 2014

By: Monique Bienvenue; Social Media Manager/Reporter

California produces one half of the nation’s fruits, nuts and vegetables and is also the largest dairy producing state. Yet in California, the nation’s largest agricultural producer, one in four children and one in six adults regularly go hungry. Join the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the California Association of Food Banks, and CA Grown  in combating hunger.

This is why December is ‘Farm to Food Bank Month’. It is an opportunity to not only recognize the great work that is occurring on an ongoing basis – Ag Against HungerHidden HarvestYoung Farmers and Ranchers, and Farm to Family – but also provides a chance for California farm families to give back to their communities.

CDFA is working in collaboration with its State Board of Food and Agriculture to try to increase annual farm-to-food bank donations to 200 million pounds by next year.

Help join the cause and participate at our upcoming Farm to Food Bank event on Wednesday, December 3rdfrom 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose.  Let’s work to end hunger in California!

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