Nevada Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Donate $3,860.00 to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada

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SPARKS, NV, December 29, 2011 – Nevada Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers donated $3,860.00 to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. The donation was made through the organization’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Harvest for All project.

The Young Farmers & Ranchers Harvest for All project was started with the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Program forming a partnership and working with Feeding America to help feed the millions of Americans who face hunger.

Nevada Farm Bureau is a general farm organization, which serves as an advocate for farm and ranch families. The money raised for the Food Bank came from donations by Nevada Farm Bureau members. Many Nevada Farm Bureau members give an additional $5 to their annual Farm Bureau membership to support the Harvest for All project.

Denny Martindale, Major Gift Program Director, said the money would provide over 15,000 meals. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada serves over 45,000 people per month and their service area covers over 80,000 square miles.

Martindale said, “The contributions made through Nevada Farm Bureau and the growers of our state will help provide over 15,000 meals for the folks in our community. It’s because of the thoughts and importance of these folks that they’re able to do this and really help out in a great way for which we are very, very grateful.”

Nevada Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Doug Busselman said, “We are so excited to be able to donate this money to the Food Bank. There are a lot of people in Northern Nevada that are in need of food, especially during the holiday season. We thank our members for their generous donations.”

For more information on Nevada Farm Bureau visit their website at www.nvfb.org.