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Buckeye Farm News
Through OFBF’s county-based “Farmers Feed Our Needs” campaign, Ohio farmers are helping to provide less fortunate Ohioans with safe and healthy food.
Some examples of Farmers Feed Our Needs events across Ohio:
OFBF and the Sandusky County Farm Bureau brought together more than 60 volunteers to hand-harvest more than 150,000 pounds of cabbage. Dozens of volunteers from local agribusinesses, county Farm Bureaus and FFA chapters committed to pick and transport the crop that was donated to the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks.
Ashland County Farm Bureau held a breakfast where county leaders donated non-perishable goods to the needy and learned of the possibilities of economic development through agriculture.
Clermont County Farm Bureau volunteered to serve at a soup kitchen at the Felicity United Methodist Church. The volunteer members did everything from preparing soup and sandwiches to serving the lunch to cleaning up. They served more than 100 meals.
Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau gave away reusable grocery bags, Farm Bureau gloves, ice cream scoops and other items for a $1 donation. The proceeds went to the Cleveland Food Bank.
Licking County Farm Bureau donated 10 bushels of apples from Heartland Orchard in Thornville to the Licking County Aging Program, Meals on Wheels.
Morgan, Muskingum, Perry and Washington County Farm Bureaus organized a bus trip to the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland, with members donating more than 100 canned items and $170 to food banks.
Warren County Farm Bureau boxed up food items that would be used for a traditional Thanksgiving meal for 10 families completing a nine-week program through a service called Interfaith Hospitality. This program helps families who have been struggling to get back on their feet and find jobs.