Harvest for All
While Michigan's farm families work hard year-round to help produce the world's most abundant supply of affordable, high-quality food, this fact remains: many of their fellow citizens continue to feel the pangs of hunger.
Taking action, Farm Bureau works with the Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM) and the Michigan Agricultural Surplus System (MASS) to encourage Farm Bureau members to help fight hunger in Michigan.
Harvest for All is a unique way for Michigan's first harvesters to finish the job by assisting FBCM in providing food to Michigan families in need.
According to FBCM, hunger is a reality for nearly a million Michiganders, young and old, who never imagined they would be dependent on food banks, pantries, shelters and school lunch programs.
Harvest for All encourages Farm Bureau members to fight hunger in their local communities in one of four ways: donate non-perishable food products, volunteer time at a local food bank or agency, donate money, or donate surplus agricultural commodities. Many local farms do contribute some of their harvest to the Food Bank of South Central Michigan. During the County Annual Meeting, members and guest are asked for donations for the Harvest for All program. The Food Bank of South Central Michigan is very thankful for our 11 years of donations totaling $6,687. This Food Bank serves eight counties in aiding hunger relief.
For more information on the Harvest for All program, visit the Michigan Farm Bureau