Farm To Food Bank 2017 a Success!

Thank you for the donations

NEW YORK “FARM TO FOOD BANK” INITIATIVE

BEEF’S UP NEW YORK’S REGIONAL FOOD BANKS

“New York Beef Council in partnership with Empire Livestock Marketing, Fingerlakes Livestock Exchange, Inc., Hosking Sales, Northern NY Farmer’s Marketing Coop, Inc. and NY Beef Producers Assoc. to encourage New York’s beef and dairy farmers to donate cattle sale proceeds.” 

May was Beef Month in New York State and to celebrate the New York Beef Council led the second annual “Farm to Food Bank” initiative to combat hunger.  A total of $5,400.00 was collected and distributed to six New York Regional Food Banks with donations spreading through all 62 counties in New York State. 

The success of the Farm to Food Bank initiative was made possible through partnerships with South Dakota Beef Council, Empire Livestock Marketing, Fingerlakes Livestock Exchange, Inc., Hosking Sales, Northern NY Farmer’s Marketing Coop, Inc. and NY Beef Producers Association who encourage New York’s beef and dairy farmers to donate cattle sale proceeds. 

All monetary donations collected are solely for the purchase of beef. This month donations will be distributed to Food Bank of Western NY, Foodlink, Food Bank of Southern Tier, Food Bank of Central, Regional Food Bank of North Eastern NY, and Food Bank for Westchester. Purchased beef will also be distributed by City Harvest and Island Harvest Food Bank.  The donations generated helped ensure more protein will reach families and individuals in need. According to Cindy Chan-Phillips, RD and Director of Nutrition Education with NYBC, “Beef is an important part of a healthy diet, providing 10 important nutrients to support lean muscle development and brain function, among other things! Unfortunately, high quality, complete proteins can often be hard to find for those most in need.”

“The Farm to Food Bank Initiative more than doubled in donations received since its premiere in 2016. The New York Beef Council is proud to promote our generous producers in their support of providing high quality, complete protein to those in need.” Stated Jean O’Toole, Executive Director of the New York Beef Council. 

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