Young farmers spearhead food-donation projects

Issue Date: February 25, 2015
By Christine Souza

Members of the Young Farmers and Ranchers program from the Sacramento County Farm Bureau have teamed up with a local food bank to pursue a goal of collecting at least 44,000 pounds of food donations this year—including fresh fruits and vegetables—to help feed hungry local residents. The food donation effort by Sacramento County YF&Rs is one of many by young farmer and rancher groups throughout California that work to combat food insecurity through gleaning events, food drives and business donations.

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