Harvest For All
South Carolina Young Farmers and Ranchers want to provide food to those in need! Over 800,000 people in South Carolina are food insecure, meaning they live at risk of hunger, and nearly 300,000 of those people are children. County Farm Bureau YF&R Programs are encouraged to help bridge the food gap in one of the following ways:
Raise money for a local food bank, food kitchen or food project
Volunteer time at a local food bank, food kitchen or food project
Collect food for a local food bank, food kitchen or food project
- Choose a local charitable organization and decide what type of food project would meet their needs. Contact Jessica Cabrera if you need assistance.
- Let your County Farm Bureau Board of Directors know which charitable organization you choose and be sure to discuss money management for a “funds” project. All funds received must be donated by Dec. 31.
- Form a team, decide on a start & end date for the project and make a plan. Feel free to cluster up with neighboring counties.
- Keep at least one of the SCFB YF&R Committee Members that represents your district informed about your project.
- Take pictures during your project.
- Track how much money, time or food (weight) you donate.
- Submit a “Harvest for All” Project Report to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 30th if you want your county’s project to be considered for an award.
Harvest for All project applications will be available in July!
2018 Award Winners
2018 Harvest for All Winner:
Charleston YF&R members organized the harvest and shipment of fresh produce that was gleaned from Clemson research projects. Thanks to their efforts around 2,000 pounds of fresh produce was donated to Low Country Food Bank.
The Grumpy Pumpkin donated pumpkins to be sold as a fundraiser. The project raised $300 to be donated to The Lord Cares Food Bank in Darlington.
Most Innovatiave Award:
The York County YF&R Committee and County Board organized an on-farm Holiday Social to engage members, local elected officials and community members. At this event they hosted a Harvest for All project and collected $150 in monetary donations and over $100 worth of in-kind donations for PATH Food Bank in York.