LOUISVILLE – The Pennsylvania Young Ag Professionals (YAP) were recognized with a second-place finish in the Harvest for All funds category at the American Young Farmers & Ranchers banquet in Louisville, Kentucky.
Harvest for All is a partnership between the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers and local food charities, which provide food to people in need around the United States. The Harvest for All campaign includes activities organized by state and county Farm Bureaus in collaboration with local food charities across the country.
The YAP earned a second-place nod in the fundraising category, raising $47,154 in donated funds. Overall, more than 36.4 million pounds of food and more than $258,000 were raised to help fight hunger in 2021 through Farm Bureau’s Harvest for All program. Combined the monetary and food donations totaled the equivalent of 30.5 million meals.
In addition to raising food and funds, farmers and ranchers tallied 9,405 volunteer hours assisting local hunger groups in 2021.
As a second-place winner, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau will receive a $250 grant from Nationwide to donate to a local food bank.
The awards were presented during AFBF’s 2022 Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference, which took place Feb. 25-28.
Since Harvest for All was launched, Farm Bureau families have gathered 412 million pounds of food, logged more than 224,000 volunteer hours and raised more than $10 million in donations.