Harvest for Hunger dinner benefits local food pantries

At the third annual Harvest for Hunger dinner held on a local farm, the Holmes County Farm Bureau brought together 72 individuals and raised $13,700 to combat hunger in Holmes County. The total contribution will be divided among the food pantries in Holmes County.

Guests of Harvest for Hunger started the evening with a tour of French Ridge Vineyard in Killbuck. The farm is a vineyard and winery growing its own grapes that has been in business for almost 10 years.

Following a brief tour of the vineyards, guests were served appetizers and sampled wine. A gourmet meal was prepared and served by the staff of French Ridge.

“We are so thankful that we have been able to host an event like this for three years and give so much back to the community,” said Kayla Jones, organization director with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. “Helping out our local community is a goal of the organization and this is just another small way we can try to make a difference.”

The funds raised from Harvest for Hunger will be distributed to four food pantries in Holmes County based in their annual distributions. Holmes County Farm Bureau President Scott Rodhe said, “Holmes County Farm Bureau couldn’t have chosen a better cause for the funds raised because those funds will help so many families in need in our county”.

“I am so grateful for the support this event has received from both local businesses and guests in attendance. It wouldn’t have been successful without them,” Jones said.