Second-place winners were the California Farm Bureau for food donated at 11,088,062 pounds; Michigan Farm Bureau for donated funds at $38,558; and Illinois Farm Bureau for volunteer time at 2,986 hours. Each of the second-place winners received a $1,000 grant from Chevrolet/GM to donate to the local food bank of their choice.
In addition, five state YF&R committees received $500 grants from Chevrolet/GM for “most innovative” programs. Those winners were Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico and North Carolina.
The awards were presented Sunday during AFBF’s YF&R Conference in Virginia Beach, Va. Since Harvest for All was launched 11 years ago, Farm Bureau families have gathered more than 105 million pounds of food, logged more than 84,000 volunteer hours and raised more than $3.5 million in donations. Combined, the food and money donations are the equivalent of more than 117 million meals.