On the Local Level Summer 2011
Highlighting county news and events from North Carolina Farm Bureau members throughout the state.
North Carolina Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers are doing their part to help feed millions of Americans faced with hunger by participating in Harvest for All. This program is sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers program in conjunction with Feeding America.NCFB YF&R State Committee Members have been collecting canned food for North Carolina food banks since early this year, as part of their project for Harvest for All. Members collected 1,238 pounds of canned food at their spring meeting in Siler City. State Committee members went a step further and challenged themselves to bring 50 canned food items each to Perquimans County on the weekend of July 29-31, as part of a service project the group adopted for 2011. Committee members also asked their own County Farm Bureaus to match their contributions for the cause. The local food bank sent a truck to meet the group on Sunday morning in Perquimans County to collect the cans. When all the tallies were done, the group had generously donated 4,836 pounds of canned food items to the Albemarle Food Bank.
The YF&R State Committee has also pledged to set up boxes this fall inside county Farm Bureau offices to collect cans to be donated in November. The goal is to help fill the truck for Harvest for All on Nov. 3 at NCFB offices in Raleigh. All cans will be donated to the Food Bank of North Carolina.