Florida’s Young Farmers Earn National Praise for Food Donations

Feb. 25, 2015

For the second consecutive year Florida Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers have received national honors for donating food to assist families in need. They have given 16.9 million pounds of fresh produce and food to the American Farm Bureau’s “Harvest for All” food donation competition.

American Farm Bureau officials announced that the Floridians earned the top award for their volunteer service in Nashville, Tenn. during a conference on Feb. 14.

“Our Young Farmers & Ranchers are thankful for all of our county members across the state who worked together collectively to help us achieve this honor,” said Christian Spinosa, Florida YF&R President.  “We are proud to give back to the community to help those less fortunate.”

In its 12th year, “Harvest for All” is spearheaded by Young Farmers & Ranchers across the country. The partnership between Farm Bureau and Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, is a national community action program through which farmers and ranchers can help ensure that every American enjoys the bounty of food they produce.

Since Harvest for All was launched, Farm Bureau families have collected more than 35 million pounds of food, logged more than 19,000 volunteer hours and raised more than $1 million in donations.