Farm to Family connects farmers with food banks to provide over 40 varieties of free, fresh produce to Californians in need. Each of our Farm to Family partners is making a significant difference in alleviating hunger and promoting nutrition in California. CAFB recruits farmers and arranges to ship their surplus produce directly from the fields to over 40 member food banks across the state. These food banks distribute the produce through a network of 5,000 schools, churches, senior centers, soup kitchens and other community venues.
Since it began in 2005, Farm to Family has partnered with over 100 growers and packers. From 10 million pounds of produce that first year to 164 million pounds in 2016, the generosity of California’s agricultural community continues to grow. You can find a list of our 2016 donors below.
If you are a grower or packer interested in feeding your community and positively impacting your bottom line, please contact Steve Linkhart, Director of Farm to Family, at (510) 350-9916 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the program.
Pictured in the banner: Brian Peixoto, Sales Manager at Lakeside Organic Gardens, poses with his daughter.