Governor Brown, Secretary Ross recognize December as Farm to Food Bank Month

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross discusses Farm to Food Bank Month at an event today at Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose.  Governor Brown has commemorated December 2014 as Farm to Food Bank Month in California.

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross discusses Farm to Food Bank Month at an event today at Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose. Governor Brown has commemorated December 2014 as Farm to Food Bank Month in California.

Farm to Food Bank Month

California is America’s most robust and bountiful agricultural producer. With over 81,000 farms and approximately 400 crops, agriculture in the Golden State is responsible for feeding much of the nation and world.

As California’s economy recovers amidst one of the worst droughts on record, farmers and ranchers across the state are also doing their part to prevent the spread of hunger and expand access to affordable, nutritious food in their communities.

We owe those within the agricultural sector our gratitude during these challenging times. I urge all Californians to recognize the contributions of California’s agricultural community, as well as the food banks and partner organizations they work with to provide nourishment to the most vulnerable among us.

Sincerely,

EDMUND G. BROWN JR.

December is Farm to Food Bank Month. Help increase farm to food bank donations to 200 million pounds annually by making a product donation or future donation pledge today – contact Steve Linkhart, California Association of Food Banks at (510) 350-9916.

For our friends and foodies– tweet, Instagram or Facebook  – #CAGrown with a pic of California Grown produce and a pound of food will be donated to a local food bank.

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