Young farmers donate food to communities
Young farmers and ranchers across the state donated more than 10 million pounds of food to California families last year as part of the national Harvest for All program.
During a recognition ceremony Sunday at the Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference in Phoenix, the state ranked first in food donations during 2012. Throughout the year, regional Young Farmers and Ranchers organizations in California participated in gleaning and collection activities. The food, supplied by farms, ranches, processors and packinghouses, arrived at food banks for distribution to families in need.