2021 Harvest for Hunger donation

At the conclusion of the fifth annual “Harvest for Hunger” dinner held on a local farm, the Holmes County Farm Bureau has raised $56,000 to combat hunger in Holmes County over five years. In 2021 alone, the event raised over $12,700. The total contribution will be divided between the food pantries in Holmes County.

Guests of “Harvest for Hunger” started the evening with a tour of The Farm at Walnut Creek in Sugarcreek. The farm is home to over 500 animals that guests can interact with, from a horse drawn wagon or their personal vehicle, many of them considered exotic. Guests were greeted with a Hawaiian luau theme dinner, complete with a whole roasted hog raised in Holmes County and purchased from the Holmes County Fair. Following dinner, an entertaining live auction was hosted by Macin Hager.

“We are so thankful that we have been able to host an event like this for five 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. Edgar Raber, co-director of the Love Center Food Pantry, expressed his gratitude.

“This is such a blessing to us and all the food pantries, it will really make a difference,” he said.

“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,” said Jones.

As a member of Farm Bureau, I am glad that this organization takes action when necessary to protect and advance agriculture.
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