American Farm Bureau Federation has teamed up with America’s Second Harvest, the largest charitable hunger-relief organization, to help feed America. This partnership began in June 2002 and the Young Farmers and Ranchers across the state and nation have been doing their part to keep feeding the hungry. It is only natural that America’s farmers and rancher, who produce the safe, affordable and abundant food we all enjoy, would join with America’s Second Harvest to create a hunger-free America.
Hillsborough County Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers are working with the local American’s Second Harvest Food Bank in Tampa to help feed the hungry.
America’s Second Harvest has a network of more than 200 member food banks and food-rescue organizations that distribute nearly 2 billion pounds of food annually to all 50 States and Puerto Rico. To find out more information about American’s Second Harvest and to locate your local food bank, just visit their web site: www.second harvest.org.
There are 3 ways to show your support:
- Donate food and other items. These items can be taken to the local food bank in Tampa or to Hillsborough County Farm Bureau Federation office, located at: 100 S. Mulrennan Rd., Valrico, FL between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday thru Friday.
- Donate money. You can donate money directly to the local food bank or bring your donation to the Hillsborough County Farm Bureau Federation office
- Donate time. Each food bank depends heavily on individuals and groups to help in the fight against hunger. The time that you donate at the food bank will go a long way towards helping the men, women, and children get the food they desperately need. The food banks are almost always in need of volunteers and anytime that you can spare is time that they can use. Whether it’s just for an hour or a few days a week, you can make a huge contribution to our mission to feed the hungry in the Community. The work you will do can range from sorting donated food, to filling grocery bags for the Brown Bags for the Elderly Program, to helping with administrative tasks in the front office. No matter the task, your hard work will make a difference in the lives of those served .
The Hillsborough County Young Farmers and Ranchers will be donating volunteer hours, collecting food and money to help in the fight against hunger.