Even in one of the most agriculturally diverse and vibrant states in the nation, hunger still exists. It’s estimated that more than 1 million Michigan families struggle with food insecurities. Michigan Farm Bureau members can make a difference.
Harvest For All is a cooperative effort with Michigan Farm Bureau, the Food Bank Council of Michigan and the Michigan Agricultural Surplus System to encourage Farm Bureau members to help fight hunger in Michigan.
How Can I Help?
- Farm Bureau Members harvest surplus product and contact Michigan Agricultural Surplus System (MASS) at 1-800-552-4483 to arrange pick-up or delivery.
- MASS will arrange for processing of raw product or will deliver directly to Michigan food banks for sorting.
- Once the food bank network receives the donated food, it is inspected, sorted and distributed to area agencies.
- Food bank agencies, such as soup kitchens, will receive the donated products and distribute to those in need.
- Remember, this program is a year-long effort to stop hunger and doesn't end in the fall.
- For ideas and resources to help your efforts view the Talking Points and Project Ideas documents.
Recognizing Your Efforts: The Harvest For All Contest
Each year, the State Promotion and Education and State Young Farmer Committees oversee a contest to recognize county Farm Bureaus for their Harvest For All efforts.
County Farm Bureaus can win monetary prizes for a food bank of their choice in two categories:
- Volunteer Hours of Service: The county submitting the most volunteer hours
- Total Food Donations: The county contributing the most total food donations will receive this award.