Fresh Food DrivePresented by The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau & the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
The Farm-to-Fork Program will once again team up with the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services to host a fresh produce food drive to officially kick off the 2016 Farm-to-Fork Celebration and to secure thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables to be distributed to those in need. And, the team hopes to set another World Record in the process!
During the inaugural food drive in 2015, Guinness challenged Farm-to-Fork and the Food Bank to set a new World Record by garnering at least 25,000 lbs. of fresh fruits and vegetables to be donated to the community. Due to the incredible generosity of area farms, ranches, grocers, providers, commodity boards and community members, the drive raised a record-crushing 170,923.8 lbs. of food. The following day, the local produce became 142,000 meals that fed 16,000 people for three days.
This year, we will attempt to beat our own World Record, with Guinness standing by to adjudicate. Members of the community are also invited to donate from their own home gardens and orchards and bring it to the Food Bank on Sept. 7.