Even in one of the most agriculturally diverse and vibrant states in the nation, hunger still exists. According to the Food Bank Council of Michigan, currently 15% of Michigan residents and 18% of all children are considered food insecure. Harvest for All is a year-long campaign, created by the American Farm Bureau Federation, that encourages Farm Bureau members across the country and in Michigan to work together to help fight hunger in their communities.
How can I help?
Farm Bureau members can make a difference by…
- Donating non-perishable food products to a food bank or agency of your choice.
- Volunteering time at a local food bank.
- Donating money to a food bank or agency of your choice.
- Contributing agricultural commodities.
- Helping your county or district host an event to benefit a local food bank.
Recognizing Member Efforts: The Harvest for All Contest
Each year, the State Young Farmer Committee oversees a contest to recognize county Farm Bureaus at the district-level for their Harvest for All efforts.
The district that contributes the most to fighting hunger, determined by pounds of food, volunteer hours and dollars, will be recognized at the state-level and be given $1,000 to distribute to hunger relief organizations of their choice.
Collegiate Farm Bureau Members Can Get Involved Too!
Between September 1 and December 15, Collegiate Farm Bureau members can join the effort to fight hunger by competing against other Michigan collegiate chapters! The collegiate chapter who contributes the most volunteer hours, dollars donated, and pounds of food collected will be recognized at the state level and be given $250 to distribute to a hunger relief organization of their choice. Only donations and volunteer hours contributed by Collegiate Farm Bureau members or collected at a Collegiate Farm Bureau event count towards the chapter’s total.