Holmes County Farm Bureau raises over $9,000 for food pantries

For the fourth year, Holmes County Farm Bureau has made providing food for those less fortunate a priority. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic made hosting the traditional dinner impossible.

Instead, the Farm Bureau Board of Trustees asked its members to help support this important cause. The board committed $3,000 toward the project and started with 250 pounds of ground pork. From there, members donated over $6,000 toward the cause reaching a total of $9,205 to support the food pantries in Holmes County.

“We are very thankful and blessed for the tremendous support of the Holmes County Farm Bureau,” said Edgar and Polly Raber, directors of the Love Center Food Pantry. “The continuing financial support to the Holmes County Food Pantries helps us reach our goals to provide food for those in need around us. A very big thank you to the Holmes County Farm Bureau for helping to make this possible.”

Harvest for Hunger started as a way for the Holmes County Farm Bureau to support the local food pantries and bring awareness to the growing need in Holmes County. To date, over $30,000 has been raised for the food pantries in Holmes County, divided based on the number of days each year the pantry is open. The largest portion of the funds have been provided to the Love Center.